Apple cider vinegar is a healthy and tasty addition to any meal. To celebrate, I’ve collected more than 60 recipes with apple cider vinegar!
With Fall being apple season, I’ve collected a list of apple recipes you can make at home! From these recipes, you can save the cores and skins and Make Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar at home!
Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
A lot of people will swear by the benefits of drinking apple cider vinegar. Even the Amish would use it in their energy-boosting Switchel recipe. However, most of the proposed health benefits haven’t been tested by the scientific community.
There have been a few studies, however, like this one that showed the a daily dose of ACV helped to reduce the metabolic and oxidative stress in obese rats.
Another study showed that Apple Cider Vinegar was effective at treating E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans. That same study also showed that ACV reduced inflammatory cytokines.
Traditionally, people have used ACV to cure toenail fungus, warts, athlete’s foot, and more. In fact Hippocrates used ACV to cleanse wounds and surgeries.
For instructions on How to Make Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar at home, check out my post. It’s incredibly simple and uses scraps that you would normally throw away!
How to Make ACV
Whether you make it yourself at home, or buy it with the mother from a store, apple cider vinegar is made in a similar fashion.
Crushed apples, or apple scraps combine with water and yeast – either artificially or the yeast naturally occurring on the apple’s skin.
The natural sugars in the apples feed the yeast which ferments into alcohol. If you stop here, this is how hard apple cider is made.
After this stage, if you let the fermentation continue, the alcohol continue to ferment, turning it into acetic acid.
Acetic acids gives vinegar is sour smell and flavor. Researches believe that it is acetic acid that gives apple cider vinegar its health benefits.
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