Summer-y Seasonals – Strawberry and Summer Orange Balsamics

Posted by Alayne Gardner-Carimi on

Only for the Season

There are some products that we carry only for a brief time each year. We are excited to have vomFASS Strawberry Balsamic and Summer Orange Balsamic Star in the house to provide you with juicy, vibrant, and refreshing flavors for your summertime culinary and beverage creations! These specialties are made at the vomFASS vinegary in Germany. and are only available in limited quantities. They are the perfect pick-me-up for these hot summer days. Metaphorically speaking, they make green salads pop, fruit salads sing, and they add a summery lilt to savory dishes and a bounce to beverages!

Strawberry Wine Time
The juicy flavor of the strawberry is as delicate as its season is brief. It’s only natural that we would want to extend the beauty and flavor of strawberries long after the berries themselves have been harvested. Sadly, most preservation endeavors add sugar as the preservative. Fortunately, making strawberry balsamic uses another, less carbohydrate-inducing preservation technique—fermentation.

Like many fruits, the fermentation of strawberries was a wild process which was captured and recreated by humans. Under the right conditions, the sweet berries were preserved as wild yeasts converted their sugars to alcohol, creating a strawberry wine of sorts. At some point, it was discovered that this wine could be further fermented into a tasty vinegar. vomFASS elevated this process into the delicious Strawberry Balsamic we know today--100% strawberry!

Six Strawberry Surprises

Strawberries are not…
technically a berry at all.  A berry has its seeds on the inside, like a blueberry or grape.

Strawberries are the only fruit which…
forms their seeds outside the fruit. 

Each strawberry has how many seeds?!?...
The average strawberry has approximately 200 seeds.

Strawberries are indigenous to…
While the origins of strawberry plants are unknown, they are thought to be native to North and South America as well as Europe and Asia. They have been found growing by the seaside, in the woods, and on mountain tops.

Strawberries are related to which flower…
Strawberries are a member of the rose family.

Strawberries are the first fruit to…
ripen in the spring.

Bonus: Strawberry leaves have been used for…
The Indigenous people of the Americas, as well as the Romans, made teas with strawberry leaves and roots to treat intestinal distress and gout. Ground leaves have also been used on wounds for their antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

They're Here until they're Gone

Strawberry flavor is versatile and pairs well with a wide range of other flavors. Whether it's in desserts, beverages, or even savory dishes like Strawberry Beet Salad, the sweet and vibrant taste of vomFASS Strawberry Balsamic adds a delightful touch to many culinary creations.

Orange infusions are particularly enjoyable during warmer summer days as their bright, vibrant juiciness provides revitalizing options to beat the heat. vomFASS Summer Orange Balsamic Star, with its sweet citrus and aromatic ginger notes, will add a refreshing dash to beverages, and an easy, fruity flourish to fresh salads and grilled poultry. 
Ginger Orange Spritzer

Strawberry Beet Salad

Cilantro Orange Chicken

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