How Does Vinegar Preserve Food?

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The vinegar that is added to food preserves the food because it is an acid. the acid in the vinegar helps the food not grow bacteria that will make the food rot. If vinegar is not added, the food will rot at a faster pace and can't be eaten after a day or two. There are other preservatives used in conjunction with vinegar to help food stay on shelves longer. Some other additives are salt, brine, and alcohol.
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it is acidic so it would significantly retard bacteria growth. Using vinegar to preserve food is called pickling. It usually involves removing water from the food by soaking it in
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Salt preserves food by not inhibiting bacterial growth. Salt makes any microbe unable to reproduce quickly and kills them off before they have a chance to reproduce at all.
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Antimicrobials inhibit the growth of microbes on food, which prevents spoilage. Some foods, such as strawberries, cheese and apples, have natural antimicrobials built into them, though
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1. Cook less. Many vitamins are heat sensitive, so the process of cooking destroys them. The longer heat is applied to food and the more intense the heat, the more nutrients are being
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