ABOUT THE BALSAMIC:
Our Modena PGI Cranberry Rooibos Dark Balsamic Vinegar glaze is bursting with the sweet flavor of aged balsamic, the tart flavor of cranberries and the nutty full bodied flavor of red rooibos tea! Thick and extremely flavorful, a little will go a very long way! Drizzle it over salads, fresh fruit, yogurt and cut cheeses. The deep tart, sweet and rich flavor also makes it ideal for adding flavor and tenderizing dark meats such as beef, steak, venison or lamb. Simply glaze a thin amount on the meat, before cooking for tenderizing and after cooking for extra juicy flavor. This balsamic is also categorized as one of our holistic health products. Rooibos tea is antioxidant rich and contains leptin. Leptin is a hormone that help regulate food intake and sends signals to the body that it has had enough food. It therefore helps in weight manage, either weight loss or weight maintenance. Red rooibos is caffeine free. Cranberries are also high in antioxidants and aid the urinary tract. It is also a great immune system booster Rich in fiber, cranberries can also be a weight management tool.
This tart and robust balsamic vinegar is flavored with all natural, simple and limited ingredients. It is PGI certified which means that it was made using the same methods, that date as far back as the 11th century in Emilia-Romagna Italy. These methods, commemorated in time and history are far superior to that of our mass produced counterparts and is among the finest of traditionally made balsamic vinegars. To follow the time honored tradition of superior craftsmanship, all of our balsamic vinegars are made with fresh freeze-dried fruits and vegetables; not preservative laden purees, juices or unnatural chemical extracts. The absence of water will ensure that it ages smoothly and more importantly, that it will taste even better as it ages and lock in the nutritional benefits! Without the water, all of our balsamic vinegars are non perishable, do not require refrigeration and are extremely flavorful. The ingredients in our Cranberry Rooibos Dark Balsamic Vinegar are Modena PGI barrel aged balsamic vinegar, freeze-dried cranberries and freeze-dried red rooibos tea.
Every step of the way, we make sure to provide superior quality, to ensure we provide a healthy, quality product. We add our ingredients through the brand new and superior method of vacuum blending. Normally, blending in fruit or vegetables would cause oxidation. When you leave an apple out and exposed, it turns brown. This is oxidation. Oxygen much like water, can not only cause fruit to rapidly expire, but neutralizes the antioxidant activity. As our fruits are freeze-dried, expiration is not a concern, but we did want to make sure our superior nutritional profile was not hampered by oxidation. Vacuum blending also provides a profoundly more fresh and flavorful taste.
For a savory glaze, pair with our Cinnamon Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This will add a succulent depth to your glaze or marinade. It also increases the versatility of the vinegar. With the added Cinnamon Oil not only is it great on the dark meats, but the light meats as well. The combination is great on meats such as pork, ham and baked chicken. Not only does the added cinnamon create more uses for glazes, but it also transforms it into an excellent topping on desserts such as cheesecake, brownies and pies. Cranberries and cinnamon on cheesecake and brownies, yum!
At The Golden Leaf we are the artisans who make our products, allowing us to provide unparalleled quality and nutrition, at a direct to consumer everyday low price. Our Modena PGI Balsamic Vinegar is thick, sweet, naturally flavorful and barrel aged 12 to 18 years. We handcraft not automate, making our products as much of an art form, as they are a delectable old world addition to any meal. This all natural balsamic vinegar is available in traditional style or flavored with freeze-dried fruits and spices. We do not use artificial chemical extracts or preservative laden purees. Just limited ingredients and no added anything. We only use the best fresh whole freeze-dried fruits, which allows our flavors to retain their nutrition including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fragile enzymes. Freeze-drying not only provides optimal nutrition, but an unmatched preservative free shelf life, as freeze-drying negates the need for chemical preservatives. Not to mention the amazing and flavorful taste, as we can add more fruit than water, to all of our balsamic vinegars. Easily add quality nutrition and flavor to every meal by drizzling a small amount of The Golden Leaf Balsamic Vinegar on your next meal, salad or side dish and taste the ‘Old World Simple’ difference.