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But the concentration of acetic acid in this is so high, it should be labeled a poison.
In fact, household products with acetic acid content above 20 percent should be labeled as poisons, but foods and supplements are exempt from such labeling!
Buy now: $12; Amazon.com Apple cider vinegar: Vinegar contains acetic acid which helps ease sunburn pain, itching, and inflammation.
Sobering details: In concentrations over 11 percent, acetic acid can burn skin and cause eye damage, and concentrations of 20 percent and above are corrosive to tin, aluminum, iron, and concrete and can even cause blindness.
Here's what happens: When your tequila shots are absorbed into your body, the alcohol gets metabolized into acetate or acetic acid, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Vinegar is made of acetic acid, which is a natural disinfectant for killing some common germs like salmonella and E. coli, but is best when used in tandem with antibacterial soap and water to guarantee all germs are killed.
Cherries, apples and apricots are full of fruity malic acid, and the microbes in the kefir culture manufacture creamy lactic and bracing acetic acid.
That gripping acidic flavor comes from grain that is fermented to produce alcohol, which little micro-organisms then consume and and convert into acetic acid.
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