Apple Cider Vinegar: How It’s Made
You may have already heard about the potential benefits apple cider vinegar may have – loved by celebrities and the public alike, there has been much coverage in recent years. Its popularity lies in its versatility – used as a daily ‘pick me up’ tonic, a hair cleanser, a remedy against insect bites and of course in the common ‘vinegar role’ in recipes, there is much ‘ACV’ may help with.
Here, we’re going to look at how ACV is created, providing an insight into how this popular product may be able to offer some of the benefits you’ve read about.
How Apple Cider Vinegar Is Created
Apple cider vinegar is created from apples, sugar and yeast. The apples are crushed which creates a liquid that is mixed with yeast to start the process of alcoholic fermentation – the sugar produced by the apples is turned into alcohol.
A second fermentation process then takes place, as the sugar-turned-alcohol is converted into vinegar, thanks to the formation of a bacteria called acetobacter, which creates acetic acid. This is the key element in vinegar, as acetic acid provides the tangy taste in vinegar. It also contains small amounts of phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and calcium, which are all elements that we need for our bodies to maintain a normal function1.
A by-product of the process, is ‘mother of vinegar’. This is a acetic acid bacteria that is created during the second fermentation process that sees alcohol turned into vinegar. It takes the form of a membrane-like material and although completely harmless, many vinegar producers may filter it out in order to make their products more appealing. However, such filtering process will remove the enzymes and ‘good’ bacteria which may have potential benefits towards wellbeing. In this instance, the presence of the mother is a sign that the particular vinegar on offer retains as much natural goodness as possible.
So now you know how’s it’s made, why not try apple cider vinegar for yourself?
Try The Natural Goodness Of Comvita ACV For Yourself
If you’re interested in experiencing the potential benefits of ACV, then please feel free to browse our range here at Comvita. We are a world-renowned producer of unfiltered apple cider vinegar; all made from sun-ripened New Zealand apples that have been fermented naturally in order to create the acetic acid that provides the unforgettable taste and aroma.
Amongst our range you will find items that have been specifically tailored to offer a daily boost of apple cider goodness – our drinking vinegars can be purchased in either natural or golden kiwifruit flavours. Both drinks are available in single 250ml bottles or if you’re seeking a longer-term supply, in multipacks that provide a few weeks’ worth of natural ACV goodness, for less.
It isn’t just through drinking that ACV can be consumed, of course – if you need that extra ingredient to create a marinade or to act as a preservative for any recipe you’ve created, our apple cider vinegar with Manuka honey is able to provide a unique taste twist to any dish you may have in mind.
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