There are many uses for apple cider vinegar so it is no secret that it is often a staple kitchen item that you will find in many homes. Not only can apple cider vinegar be used for cooking, it can also be used for cleaning, improving health, and as a natural beauty booster.
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When it comes to apple cider vinegar, you have two options. You can use the pasteurized kind that you find in gallon jugs for just a couple dollars, or you can use raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar that contains the "mother."
There are benefits to both. I buy the pasteurized, cheaper version in bulk and use it for all of my cleaning and beauty products. I go through it like crazy and don't see the point in paying a lot when it is used in these applications.
For those occasions when my family will be eating or drinking the vinegar, I go for the raw version, so really you can choose which one best fits your budget.
Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar in the Kitchen
- Add apple cider vinegar to the pot when making broth to help release gelatin and minerals from the bones.
- Use apple cider vinegar in salad dressings and vinaigrettes.
- It is thought that apple cider vinegar can help aid digestion. Start with a small dose daily of 1 tsp of raw, unfiltered ACV.
- Apple cider vinegar can be used as a wash for fruits and vegetables. Fill your sink half full of water and add one cup of ACV. Let fruit and vegetables sit in the wash for 5 minutes. Dry completely before storing.
- Mayonnaise and apple cider vinegar are the base for many salads such as coleslaw and potato salad.
- Use apple cider vinegar in your pickling solution.