Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar, otherwise known simply as cider vinegar, is a type of vinegar made from cider or apple must and has a pale to medium amber color. It may be sold unfiltered and unpasteurized with the mother of vinegar present, as a natural product.
Due to its acidity, apple cider vinegar may be very harsh, even burning to the throat. When taken as a supplement, there may be side effects such as irritability, nervousness, and palpitations; other side effects may occur, and theoretically it may interact with certain medicines. Some users have had problems similar to those attributed to pharmaceutical drugs such as Fosamax. There has been one report of a woman who received acid chemical burns of the throat when using the pill form.
Unpasteurized or organic apple cider vinegar may have a cobwebbed, congealed appearance. This is natural, formed during the acetification process. This substance is often called “mother of vinegar” which is actually detritus from the bacterial colony.
Apple cider vinegar is made by crushing apples and squeezing out the liquid. Yeast is added to the liquid to start the alcoholic fermentation process, which turns the sugars into alcohol. In a second fermentation process, the alcohol is converted by acetic acid-forming bacteria (acetobacter) into vinegar. Acetic acid and malic acid give vinegar its sour taste.
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