White vinegar is well-known for being a useful household cleanser and in recipes, but vinegar also contains nutrients, and has been used for treating ailments and skin conditions for centuries. Vinegar is basically “sour wine”; cider vinegar is made from apples and has a mellow taste, while white vinegar, made from grain, possesses a harsher taste. Common white and cider vinegar have a 5 percent acidity, which is why they make effective cleansers and home remedies.
All vinegars, including white vinegar, contain nutrients. The Vinegar Institute notes that most vinegars contain vitamins like B-1, riboflavin and mineral salts and have no fat. The amount of vitamins and minerals in vinegar is minimal. White vinegar contains less than 3 calories per 1 tbs.