Not All Apple Cider Vinegar Are Created Equal
Whether it’s the need to ‘improve’ the look and taste of their products to make them more appealing to customers and suppliers, or if they simply want to create something innovative, placing a twist on time-honoured methods – different brands have different processing methods that leave their products with varying degrees of the benefits you’ve heard about.
In this blog, we’re going to talk about what you should look out for as you browse for ACV, ensuring that you know what you’re buying into.
How Apple Cider Vinegar Is Created
Firstly, it’s important that we talk about how apple cider vinegar is created – this way, you will know exactly what to look out for when judging the products you’re looking at.
The process of creating apple cider vinegar starts with the apples being crushed; sugar in the apple juice naturally ferments, which turns this mixture into alcohol. Once completed, the alcohol substance is then left to be converted into vinegar, during a second fermentation process.
During the wait for alcohol fermentation, a bacteria called ‘acetobacter’ is created that in turn creates acetic acid – the key element of vinegar. Acetic acid provides vinegar with its taste and also contains small amounts of magnesium, potassium, calcium and phosphorus – all elements that are beneficial towards the normal function of our bodies.
Why You Should Choose As ‘Natural’ ACV As Possible
When it comes to choosing a brand of apple cider vinegar, you should ensure it has been kept in as natural a state as possible. With the apparent benefits being because of the natural elements contained within ACV, any additional processing may see them removed. You can do this by looking out for products that contain ‘the Mother’ – a cellulose substance, visible in a vinegar solution that gives it its cloudy appearance.
The Mother is a complex structure; it is a by-product of the second fermentation process and contains a number of proteins, enzymes and ‘good’ bacteria that may offer benefits towards wellbeing. The Mother is a sign that the ACV is unpasteurised – this means it has not been through any commercial filtering in order to make the product visibly ‘more appealing’ in order to be sold.
Instead, unpasteurised cider vinegar contains the Mother and other elements that are by-products of its natural creation. This places it in a much favourable position to meet the expectations of a consumer who may have health needs in mind when making their purchase. Why not try some for yourself today?
Try Comvita Apple Cider Vinegar!
Here at Comvita, we are a world-leading creator of apple cider vinegar products that are created with sun-ripened New Zealand apples, fermented naturally in order to create an acetic acid that provides it with its unforgettable aroma and taste.
Being unfiltered and containing the Mother, we have combined many of our ACV products with the goodness of Manuka honey, as well as other ingredients, all designed to offer a fabulous taste sensation that works to connect you to nature and good health.
If you’ve never tried ACV before, you can sample our drinking vinegars in single 250ml bottles – or if you’re seeking a longer-term supply, you can purchase multipacks that will provide the daily goodness of natural apple cider vinegar for less.
If you would like to learn more about our products, please feel free to browse their individual pages that contain detailed information on their uses and ingredients.
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