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Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother.
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- Certified Organic
- Supports Charity
- Sustainably farmed
- Alcohol Free
- Caffeine Free
- Cholesterol Free
- Dairy Free
- High Fructose Corn Syrup Free
- Low Fat
- Low Sodium
- No Added Sugar or Sweeteners
- No Artificial Ingredients
- No Sulfites / Sulphur Dioxide
- No Trans Fats
- Nut Free
- Peanut Free
- Pesticide Free
- Preservative Free
- Salt Free
- Soy Free
- Sugar Free
Why You’ll Love Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
As with other types of vinegars, apple cider vinegar (ACV) is often relegated to the back of the kitchen cabinet, pulled out only for homemade salad dressings or occasional cleaning emergencies. While it does indeed work wonders as an ingredient in sauces or a Hail Mary for stubborn stains, these limited uses represent just a fraction of ACV’s full potential.
In the past several years, health and food buffs have found that “miracle tonic” is a more accurate descriptor for apple cider vinegar than “pantry staple.” The seemingly endless laundry list of health benefits and household uses even inspired us to start selling our own.
Thrive Market Organic Apple Cider Vinegar is made with organic and non-GMO ingredients for a high-quality product that is unpasteurized, raw, and unfiltered (meaning the “mother” is still intact). Stock up with a bottle for every room in the house, and see what this modern marvel can do.
How apple cider vinegar is made
Making apple cider vinegar is a two-step process. First, crushed apples are exposed to yeast, which ferments the sugars and converts them into alcohol. Next, bacteria is added to the alcohol solution, which further ferments the liquid and transforms it into acetic acid—the main active compound in vinegar.
Organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar like ours also contains the “mother”—a combination of enzymes, proteins, and good-for-you probiotic bacteria. It’s a slightly pulpy, dark, cloudy substance that forms from naturally-occurring pectin and apple residues during the fermentation process.
The mother is considered the most nutritious part of ACV and is beneficial for digestion. ACV without the mother, on the other hand, is typically pasteurized, which deteriorates the vitamin, mineral, and probiotic content of the product.
Like most pulp, the mother will settle at the bottom of the bottle, so shake lightly to distribute before pouring.
The many uses of Thrive Market Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
In the kitchen
To start, ACV is an absolute essential for homemade salad dressing. In fact, if you only keep one dressing recipe in your mental arsenal, let it be this simple yet impressive blend of ACV, ground mustard, extra virgin olive oil, and lemon juice.
There are also other ways to enjoy ACV. Some health professionals suggest drinking a shot of it (about three ounces) first thing in the morning to potentially help balance the bacteria in your gut and boost metabolism. One “cult facialist” swears by sipping it throughout the day for more radiant skin. You can also whip up a metabolism-boosting tonic, which is known to energize the body, settle the tummy, reduce water retention, and boost digestive health.
Considering the endless recipes in which it makes an appearance, ACV is indeed a pantry staple. But out of the kitchen, it’s just as impressive.
In the bathroom
There are nearly as many beauty and medicinal uses for apple cider vinegar as there are culinary ones.
ACV is known to restore skin’s pH balance, so pour a little into bathwater for a soothing soak. It’s also great as a hair conditioner, pore-shrinking toner, sunburn serum, razor burn reliever, and sore throat soother.
If the vinegary scent seems overpowering when using ACV on your skin or hair, mask it by adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil.
For the rest of the house
Apple cider vinegar makes an incredibly effective household cleaner, too: Combine equal parts ACV and water in a spray bottle and use as an all-purpose degreaser or mildew spray in the shower. For a wood polish, combine a quarter-cup ACV with two cups water and two tablespoons of olive oil.
You can also take that spray bottle into the garden for an effective weed killer and fertilizer. Or even the doghouse—ACV can serve as an effective flea medication for dogs and cats (just make sure to follow proper dilution recommendations before using on pets).
This really just skims the surface when it comes to ways you can put ACV to work at home. If you’re not swearing by the stuff already, grab a bottle of Thrive Market Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and get ready to call yourself a devotee.