Apple cider vinegar has earned a reputation as an all-natural powerhouse of sorts. From household cleaner to digestive assistance to dandruff treatment, apple cider vinegar has been claimed to solve a wide variety of everyday ailments. This vinegar has received major attention for its variety of uses, but what exactly is it and how is it made?
As its name suggests, apple cider vinegar is literally vinegar made from apples. The process for making it is fairly simple. First, you crush apples into apple juice. Next, the apple juice ferments and turns to alcohol. This fermenting stage takes one to two weeks. Finally, the juice ferments one more time; this time, it turns into vinegar. This fermenting stage takes longer, from a couple of months up to a year. Finally, water is added to dilute the liquid, and you have apple cider vinegar.
While the process of making apple cider vinegar is simple, there are a lot of factors that need to be considered, such as the type of apple being used and the ripeness of the apples. Apples with higher sugar contents are typically used to make apple cider vinegar. There really is a science to the perfect apple cider vinegar.
What’s your favorite use for apple cider vinegar? We don’t make apple cider vinegar at Robinette’s, but we do make apple cider! Stop by sometime and try some!