Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider Vinegar is a well-known food supplement, water purifier and natural antibiotic, made from whole red sweet apples, rich in minerals and trace elements. It is as much a remedy aaas a food supplement. Since early times ACV has been known as
“mother natures perfect foods”
Health & Culinary uses.
- helps to prevent brittle teeth, hair loss and runny noses.
- helps to regulate blood pressure and reduce bad cholesterol.
- Malic Acid
- gives ACV the properties of being anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal.
- helps create strong bones and teeth.
- gives ACV its alkaline property, which aids your body in maintaining proper PH levels for healthy alkaline state.
- Acetic acid
- it appears that this acid slows the digestion of starch, which can help to lower the rise in glucose that commonly occurs after meals.
- Suitable for coeliacs, vegetarians and vegans
A Few Serving Suggestions and Benefits of Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
- Add 2 x teaspoons to a glass of water or juice daily as a maintenance dose for health.
- 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar mixed in 4 ounces of purified water after meals has been used as a natural remedy for heartburn and as a replacement for toxic heartburn medications.
- Apple Cider Vinegar may help improve bowel irregularity, thereby removing toxins from the body at a faster rate.
- Helps clear up skin conditions and blemishes giving smoother texture and complexion.
- Apple Cider Vinegar may also help joint pain and stiffness.
- Apple Cider Vinegar helps to breakdown fats so that your body can use them rather than store them, for this reason many diets include ACV in their regime
- On a small scale, ACV was studied by researchers at Arizona State University, the preliminary study was published in the diabetes care journal. It reported that ACV helps to reduce levels of glucose.
- Ideal for marinades, sauces, dressings and other culinary uses.
- Below are some recipes which may be useful
Apple Cider Vinaigrette
1 cup ACV*
2 tbsp seeded Dijon mustard
1/2 tbsp curry powder
1/2 cup fresh chives, finely chopped
Juice of half a lemon (about 1/3 cup)
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Mix first five ingredients together until well blended. Slowly add olive oil, whisking continuously to emulsify. That’s it! This is a great base, but feel free to add or adjust ingredients to your preference.
2 cups water
1/2 cup ACV
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup raw grape juice
1 tsp raw honey
1/2 tsp cinnamon
In a pitcher or large jar, mix all ingredients until well-combined. You can adjust measurements to your preference (or swap out the juice for another flavour — raw apple/pear works well, too!), but to get the benefit of ACV, make sure you’re at least getting 1 tbsp per serving. We like to serve this over tons of ice.
Root Vegetable Soup.
2 large carrots
1 sweet potato
1 large beet
1 medium red onion, diced
1/2 cup ACV
Olive oil for sautéing
6-8 cups of water, as needed
Salt to taste
Wash all vegetables and cut them into large chunky bites (about 1/2 thick).
In a large pot, saute onion until translucent and fragrant.
Add vegetables one batch at a time, stirring to coat with onions and olive oil.
Cover the vegetables with water until fully submerged. Bring to a simmer and leave until the vegetables are just tender enough to bite.
Remove from heat and stir in apple cider vinegar (and salt, if using).
Nutritional information Per 100ml
- Energy 78.0KJ/18.0Kcals, Protein 0.0g, Carbohydrates 0.4g
- Total Fat 0.0g (of which saturates 0.0g), Fibre 0.0g, Sodium 0.0g