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Apple Cider Vinegar

Also Known As : ACV, Cider Vinegar, Vinagre de Manzana, Vinagre de Sidra de Manzana, Vinaigre de Cidre, Seb ka Sirka

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

Apple cider vinegar is known for its distinct flavour that is considerably subtle to the palate, therefore with such flavoursome deal, it is recommendable to bring in use when preparing some exotic dishes.

Usage Tips

  1. It’s generally used in salads. One such recipe is the Goan potato salad recipe, where boiled potatoes are diced with some chopped onion and green chillies, seasoned with salt and pepper and dressed with apple cider vinegar and some salad oil or extra virgin olive oil.

Common names and forms

  1. Certified Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
  2. Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

Description

Apple cider vinegar is made by fermenting sugars from apples. It contains something known as “mother”, that connotes proteins, enzymes, and friendly bacteria that gives it a frothy cloudy texture. It has an exotic flavour and for that reason, it is usually used in exotic salads and appetizers. Irrespective of its usage in recipes, it is also consumed for some medicinal purpose, but the very exfoliating fact regarding the apple cider vinegar is that it doesn't really contain any minerals and vitamins, rather than a very small quantity of calcium, magnesium, and potassium. In lieu of all aforementioned facts, it does contain some amino acid and antioxidant.

Health benefits

  • Can kill many types of harmful bacteria: Apple cider vinegar is traditionally been used as a cleanser and disinfectant, treating ear infections, warts, lice, nail fungus, etc. It is also used a food preservatives, where it has been accounted to suppress the E.coli from growing in the food and spoiling it.(1)
  • Helps fight diabetes and reduce blood sugar level: High blood sugar is common among people who don’t even have diabetes. And just for that reason, apple cider vinegar helps in maintaining the balance of insulin. Therefore, it's been stated that two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bedtime can reduce fasting blood sugar in the morning by around 4 per cent.(1)
  • Helps in weight loss: According to a recent study, apple cider vinegar has been potentially remarked to cut down belly fats. It initiates satiety, thereby reduces weight.(1)

Selection Guide

It should look a little cloudy, as it signifies the presence of the “mother” component in it. Look for where it is made, and if it happens to be where the apples are traditionally grown, then it is advisable to go for the same. Always look for the expiration date.

Note

Although apple cider vinegar is regarded to be helpful in certain aspects, but it carries some side effects as well, but that generally happens if consumed in an uncalculated manner. For example, if one consumes it in large quantities and that too in an undiluted form may cause digestive issues and tooth decay. Likewise, it should not be applied on the face in undiluted form, as it might burn the skin.(2)

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