Are Flavored Vinegars High in Sugar?

Dr. Oz has the answer.

Q: Are flavored vinegars high in sugar?

Oz says: They're not your lowest-sugar condiment, but don't ban them from the pantry, because they're a nice way to add a tangy taste without a lot of calories. Just be aware that flavored vinegars often contain 2 to 4 grams of sugar per tablespoon (4 grams is about what's in a teaspoon of straight-up sugar). That's what you'd get with balsamic vinegar, too.

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It's not a big deal if you use a typical amount on your food—which is less than a tablespoon, says Leah Groppo, R.D., a clinical dietitian at Stanford Health Care. But if you'd rather spend your sugar calories on something other than salad, opt for splashing those greens with red wine vinegar, which contains barely any of the sweet stuff.

This story originally appeared in the March 2017 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.

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