We produce our own cider vinegar from 100% pure apple juice pressed from fruit gathered in the orchards of the Dunajec River Valley in Southern Poland. We then infuse stalks of fresh spring rhubarb in this pure, live vinegar. The resulting product is a pink-honey coloured vinegar, with a clean, fruity aroma.
Fruity, with hints of apple and strawberry
In the kitchen
The first stalks of rhubarb in our garden are a sign that spring is here. Especially then do we reach for our rhubarb vinegar, to use in dressings for salads made from early vegetables and asparagus. However, this is a universal vinegar, which can be used throughout the year, for slightly more fatty or oily dishes, such as those with full cream cheeses or oily fish such as mackerel, salmon or herring. It can be used as a substitute for rice vinegar in Chinese cuisine.
The classic rhubarb flavour pairings are with strawberry or ginger.
In the drinks cabinet
Ideal for strawberry Margaritas or other strawberry flavoured cocktails made with vodka, gin or white rum. It adds an interesting zing to a summery, sweet strawberry "lemonade".
In the medicine cabinet
Every variety of Octovnia’s living vinegar has a beneficial effect on gut health, boosts immunity and improves well-being. In addition, the vinegars are enriched with the specific properties of flowers, fruits and herbs from which they are made, well known in folk medicine and often used in modern herbal supplements.
Rhubarb (rheum rhabarbarum) has been used for medicinal purposes for hundreds of years. It is one of the most commonly used herbs in Chinese medicine. Rhubarb is used primarily for digestive ailments and heartburn.
Drink 10 ml of vinegar a day in a small glass of water.
Store tightly corked in a cool, dark place. The vinegar may be kept in the fridge, but this is not required for its safe storage.
Our living vinegar contains a culture of acetic bacteria which can cause the formation of a "mother of vinegar". This is a natural, safe and healthy process. If a mother forms in your vinegar, you can simply strain it out before use.
Available in bottles of 100 ml, 250 ml or 500 ml.
Sanepid Food Safety Certificate No. 290.2018