Like apple juice, the best apple cider vinegars are organic, unfiltered and raw. Depending on where you live it may be hard to find really good apple cider vinegar. Organic apple cider vinegar has so many benefits that people are anxious to try it, but they cannot always buy it locally. If you live where organic apple cider vinegar is difficult to find, try making it at home. Here’s a recipe to make apple cider vinegar!
Things you need:
- 10 Whole organically-grown apples
- 2 glass bowls (large)
- Wash the apples and cut into quarters.
- Let the apples air and turn brown. Then put them into the smaller bowl and cover with water.
- Cover the bowl with the cheesecloth (Allow it to rest lightly on top, without securing. This will let more oxygen into the mixture. ) and leave in a warm, dark place for 6 months.
- There will be a layer of scum on top of the liquid after 6 months. This forms from normal bacteria as alcohol turns to vinegar. Filter the liquid through the cheesecloth slowly into another glass jar.
- Cover the new jar of liquid with the same cheesecloth and let it stand in warm place for another 5-6 weeks.
NOTE: Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar can be flavoured, if desired, prior to storing. Garlic, ginger, raspberries or fresh herbs are just a few suggestions for added flavours. Add as much or as little as you like, depending on your taste.