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How to use Apple Cider Vinegar

A popular kitchen staple, apple cider vinegar (ACV) dates back to ancient times: it’s said to have been used by Hippocrates himself.

Jan 8, 2018

Perfect morning ACV with a kick


And while times have changed a lot since then, ACV is still a versatile, well-known item in many homes.

There are tons of ways to incorporate ACV into your daily routine, as you’ll see below. One of the most popular ways to add ACV to your diet, specifically, is by making a tea or other drink.

The Mother: It’s a natural complex of friendly bacteria, proteins, enzymes and fiber. It gives the vinegar a cloudy appearance, but that’s good—filtered, refined versions of apple cider vinegar that don’t contain the mother aren’t as beneficial.

  1. ACV is a great alternative to traditional balsamic vinegars in salads and pasta dishes, it can be substituted with regular vinegar in recipes. Check out this tomato quinoa salad recipe here that uses our turmeric, chilli and ginger ACV for some inspiration!
  2. To give your vegan cheese are sharp cheddar like edge, add ACV to your recipe. Here is a recipe for vegan nachos that you can dunk and smother your delicious cheese on!
  3. ACV can be used in beverages. Yes really! We love to dilute it with water as a detoxing drink to kick start your mornings or to wind down at night, but if you’re looking for something fun and zesty- check out our recipe for pineapple shrub mint cocktail here. (It can be made alcoholic or non-alcoholic, but the preference is up to you). Or try our turmeric and cinnamon apple cider vinegar with hot water and a splash of agave syrup. Delicious.
  4. It’s that time of year where I’m sure some of us are suffering with sniffles and sore throats. Good news! ACV has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties making it perfect for helping healthy throats. Mix 1/4 cup ACV with 1/4 cup of warm water and gargle every hour.


Apple cider vinegar is highly acidic. It may irritate your throat if you drink it often or in large amounts. Apple cider vinegar may interact with certain supplements or drugs, including diuretics and insulin. This may contribute to low potassium levels, especially in high doses. Consult a doctor or physician before ingesting whilst pregnant or breastfeeding.
Apple cider vinegar has also been found to destroy tooth enamel if frequently consumed straight with no dilution. Enjoy your apple cider vinegar, but do so in small doses: a tablespoon or two at a time (in water!) should suffice.



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