The numerous health benefits of apple cider vinegar are indisputable. This common kitchen ingredient can boost your health on many levels. It works wonders on the inside as well as on the outside. Although most people add it to different cooking recipes, such as soups and salads, apple cider vinegar can also be used in many natural remedies to treat a number of ailments including indigestion, heartburn, inflammations, infections and many more.
That’s why you should always have it at the reach of your hand. While you can always go to the supermarket and buy a bottle of organic ACV, the best option is to make your own raw organic vinegar. That’s how you’ll reap most of its health benefits. And don’t worry about the preparation; it’s extremely simple.
- organic apples
Wash the apples thoroughly then slice them nicely. Place the apples in a glass jar adding a bit of sugar (1% sugar of the apple weight, i.e. 10g sugar to 1kg apples). The sugar is essential for the fermentation process and will completely be lost in the final product. Fill up the jar with water, cover with gauze and leave in room temperature of about 20°C.
In 7-10 days the jar will start releasing a sour odor. As the smell will grow stronger, you’d better keep the jar in a place other than the kitchen. In a month your homemade ACV will be ready. You can taste the sourness of the vinegar. If it’s OK, strain the liquid through gauze and store in sterilized glass bottles. If you prefer your ACV a bit more sour, leave it to sit a few more days before straining.