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Why is apple cider vinegar so good for you (and for the planet)?

There's a lot of hype surrounding apple cider vinegar these days, and you may be wondering... does ACV really walk the talk? The answer is yes, but it depends on what apple cider vinegar you're using. 

History

Apple cider vinegar has been around for thousands of years. The very first vinegar dates back to 5000 BC, when Babylonians fermented the fruit of a date palm. Hippocrates, who some call the father of modern medicine, used apple cider vinegar and honey to soothe coughs and colds all the way back in ancient Greece.

Health Benefits

So what exactly makes apple cider vinegar good for you and your health? First of all, it has to be raw have "the Mother", which is a concentration of acetic acid bacteria that can aid your digestive system in processing and absorbing nutrients from your food. The gut microbiome reaps the benefits of all those prebiotics and probiotics! 

"The Mother", in all her glory!

Does apple cider vinegar go bad? Because of the high concentration of acid, apple cider vinegar doesn't go bad. That acidity, combined with its antimicrobial properties, makes it self-preserving. It also helps preserve other foods, which is why we love it for pickles and shrubs, of course! 

The superlative organic apple

So now that we know we want raw apple cider vinegar for consumption, let's talk about organic. "Organic" matters for a variety of reasons - you're avoiding pesticides and other potentially dangerous contaminants. One of the littler known benefits of organic apples in particular is the affect they have on soil health!

How Apple Cider Vinegar Helps The Earth

Soil health is extremely important when it comes to sustainable farming, as well as overall environmental and marine health. We're passionate about supporting the land and waterways that support us, so we're excited to spread the word about the benefits of organic apple farming! 

A major factor that contribute to soil degradation are over-tilling of the soil, which can leave crops vulnerable to erosion. What's awesome about organic apple farming is that because the trees themselves are never harvested, only the fruit, the soil remains healthy for future generations to enjoy apples from that same tree! 

Apple State Vinegar 

So now that you known why raw, organic apple cider vinegar is the best, let's talk Apple State. We truly believe that our vinegar is the best for your health and for the health of our planet. At 6% acetic acid, Apple State Vinegar is packed with good bacteria to help you thrive. We also give 6% of profits to our nonprofit partners that are working on behalf of clean water and healthy oceans.

Apple State Vinegar is 20% stronger than other vinegars, which means that its carbon footprint is also reduced by 20% - you don't have to ship as much! 

Culinary Uses

Last, but definitely not least, Apple State Vinegar is just delicious. It tastes like actual apples and gives you the feeling of strolling through an orchard in autumn. It's refreshing and juicy. We love putting a splash in a glass of sparkling water, mixing it with olive oil for a simple and delicious salad dressing, or even adding it into our beauty routine! Check out our recipe page if you're in need of some ACV inspiration! 

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