Apple Cider Vinegar is also abbreviated to ACV.
I think ACV is an AMAZING food, and something that is not understood by many and whose power is underestimated.
I believe Bragg’s make one of the top quality ACV products. This is some information from their site.
Braggs ACV contains Certified Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar which is unfiltered, unheated, unpasteurized and 5% acidity. It contains the Mother of Vinegar which occurs naturally as strand-like enzymes of connected protein molecules.
Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar is made from organically grown apples. Processed and bottled in accordance with USDA guidelines, it is Certified Organic by Organic Certifiers and Oregon Tilth; and is Kosher Certified. Non-GMO Certified. It’s a wholesome way to add flavor to salads, veggies, and most foods.
NO REFRIGERATION REQUIRED.
Apple Cider Vinegar has been highly regarded throughout history. In 400 B.C. the great Hippocrates, Father of Medicine, used it for its health qualities.
Different from the refined and distilled vinegars usually found in supermarkets, Natural Apple Cider Vinegar is made from fresh, crushed, organically grown apples and allowed to mature in tanks, which boosts its natural fermentation qualities. When mature, it contains a web-like substance, called “mother” that becomes visible when the rich brownish liquid is held to the light.
The mother is the dark, cloudy substance in the ACV formed from naturally occurring pectin and apple residues – it appears as molecules of protein connected in strand-like chains. The presence of the mother shows that the best part of the apple has not been destroyed. Vinegars containing the mother contain enzymes and minerals that other vinegars may not contain due to overprocessing, filtration and overheating. Pasteurization is the heating process intended to remove potential problem bacteria from consumable liquids such as milk, juices etc. However, this process will also remove delicate nutrients and enzymes that may constitute a major portion of the food value of that consumed. In the case of Bragg’s Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, pasteurization would eliminate the “mother”, a major health giving factor of our vinegar.
It is recommended that you take the Apple Cider Vinegar diluted with water or juice. Because Apple Cider Vinegar acts like a sponge, drawing toxins from the body tissues, it may cause discomfort if not diluted.
Apples are rich in potassium, a mineral many of us are deficient in, and a deficiency that causes old age to creep upon us sooner. Calcium maintains our hard tissues such as bones, and potassium is the equivalent to the body’s soft tissues, keeping the body’s flesh and arteries soft and resilient. Fresh, organic apples contains enzymes, and life-stimulating minerals, mainly potassium, in a natural state. Besides being a natural stimulant for vitality, Apple Cider Vinegar cleanses and restores nutrients to the body so that the body can heal itself.