Stock up on apple cider vinegar, a food cupboard essential.
Apple cider vinegar has been used for centuries as a natural remedy as well as a healthy cooking ingredient. It can add flavour to bland foods or dress salads to give them a slight tang.
It’s important to note that medical experts are constantly reviewing apple cider vinegar, and research is needed to validate many health claims.
Nevertheless, you’ll find pages of quality apple cider vinegar products on our website, including organic apple cider vinegar from local farms and modern ACV drinks infused with grapefruit. Rest assured we have your ACV needs covered.
So what is this praised ingredient and what is apple cider vinegar good for?
What is apple cider vinegar?
Apple cider vinegar, or ACV as it’s also known, is made using fermented apples. The apples usually go through two fermentation processes, and it’s after the second that apple cider vinegar is created, thanks to bacteria which makes acetic acid.
You’ll often see two types of apple cider vinegar in the supermarket or online at Holland & Barrett. They are unfiltered apple cider vinegar, which is often cloudy, and filtered apple cider vinegar which isn’t.
The only major difference is that unfiltered apple cider vinegar, or raw ACV, still has the ‘Mother’. The Mother is formed in the fermentation process by the same bacteria used to make acetic acid.
Again, more research is needed to ascertain its true health benefits, but apple cider vinegar with the Mother is often sold as the organic alternative of the two. The Mother is simply a cloudy substance that contains bacteria and can help support your microbiome
Some of our supplements containing apple cider vinegar also contain chromium which can have a number of health benefits:
Whatever your use for apple cider vinegar, you’ll find quality products below from Holland & Barrett and brands like Bragg and Aspall. Try apple cider vinegar for yourself or add it to delicious recipes like vegan pulled jackfruit.