Which types of vinegar kill the most germs?
White distilled vinegar works well as a non-toxic cleaner for kitchens, bathrooms and stains.
It contains five percent acetic acid which is proven to dissolve dirt and debris effectively.
When it comes to tackling germs associated with the common cold or winter flu, malt vinegar comes out on top.
A study conducted in 2010 found that a solution with 10 percent malt vinegar can kill the influenza A virus.
The study concluded that: “It is possible to use common, low-technology agents such as one percent bleach, 10 percent malt vinegar, or 0.01 percent washing-up liquid to rapidly and completely inactivate influenza virus.”