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Can I use white vinegar instead of cider vinegar?

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According to Better Homes and Gardens, white vinegar works in place of cider vinegar in recipes. In fact, most vinegars are acceptable substitutes for each other in cooking.

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Can I use white vinegar instead of cider vinegar?
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Vinegars do have distinct differences, so substitutions change the flavor of foods. White vinegar has a strong flavor that sometimes overpowers more delicate tastes. Cider vinegar, which is mild and tastes a bit like apples, is a good substitute for any type of vinegar. Another fruity vinegar or a wine vinegar is often a very good replacement for cider vinegar. Malt and rice vinegars are far milder than white vinegar and do not impact the flavor of a dish as much.

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