Apple Cider Vinegar, as the name suggests is made with apples. Fermented apple juice is processed and voila! We get Apple cider or cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has numerous uses and perceived health benefits. It is one of the most versatile and multipurpose ingredients from the food industry. Ancient traditions claim that it works like magic in curing many common diseases, such as common cold, sore tooth, etc. It is also believed to lower blood sugar level by promoting insulin production and this also has been proven by some researchers.
Many people consume apple cider vinegar to reduce weight, as it is believed to enhance the metabolism of the body and makes you feel full. It is usually diluted with water as alone its taste can be overwhelming to the palate and hard on the stomach. It is sometimes used to improve personal hygiene by using it to whiten teeth, rinse hair, as a deodorant, as a mouthwash, as a remedy for dandruff and as a facial toner.
Apple cider vinegar has a high profile in the food industry, and our website provides you with some of the best Australian premium quality brands …
Gaga’s Apple Cider Vinegar and Lirah’s Grand Reserve Apple Cider Vinegar.
Gaga’s Certified Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with mother is made in small batches in Melbourne, with apples sourced within 3 hours of the kitchen. Organically grown and nurtured apples are plucked from the trees and delicately treated to produce a fine quality vinegar. Perfect for salad dressings, a refreshing spritzer or your morning tonic to kick start your digestive system, Gaga's apple cider vinegar is packed with anti-inflammatory short chain fatty acids, is free from apple juice concentrate and always contains “the mother”.
Lirah’s Grand Reserve Apple Cider Vinegar has been crafted from hand-selected vinegar that has been ageing patiently in oak barrels for over three years.
Both of these brands are remarkably unique in their own stead.
Now let us explore some ideas on how to use apple cider vinegar in cooking:
Salad dressings: Due to its subtly acidic taste it often used as a salad dressing. Vinaigrettes with apple cider vinegar, olive oil and herbs are a flavour to die for.
Food preservative: Like other vinegars, apple cider vinegar also acts a pickling agent. It gives that unique tangy taste to the vegies especially pickled cucumbers.
In sauces and chutneys: Apple cider vinegar is liberally used in various sauces and chutneys resulting in a depth of flavour not experienced by using other vinegars.
Poached eggs: Some of you may already know this and some of you may think this seems crazy, but trust me, eggs poached with a spoonful of apple cider vinegar added to the water is your secret weapon for that perfectly poached egg.
Marinades: Vinegars are a common ingredient in marinades. Steaks and chicken fillets marinated with apple cider vinegar, herbs and spices will may make you feel like a MasterChef in your kitchen.
So let us tempt you to try cooking with Apple Cider Vinegar with these two stress free recipes
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