Being one of the oldest fermented drinks of history of humanity, apple cider vinegar has been used both for source of health and flavor. Essentially, apple cider vinegar is an acidic liquid which is formed as a result of fermentation of natural sugar. It’s an all-purpose miraculous magic potion that can be used in many fields from eating to health issues, beauty and care.
It is suitable to consume apple cider vinegar two tablespoons on a daily basis, but it should not be used without diluting with water. You can dilute 1 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with 1 water glass before drinking. You can consume diluted apple cider vinegar before after meals.
Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
Consuming apple cider vinegar regularly has tremendous health benefits for our body. Here are some of the health benefits of apple cider vinegar. It,
- is good for acid reflux and restores the body ph balance in the body.
- helps to weight-loss.
- contributes to the degrowth of the cells with tumor.
- fixes the levels of blood sugar, type II diabetes and insulin sensitivity.
- plays a positive role during treatment of blood pressure, cholestrol and heart disease.
- is good for skin disorders such as achne, varicose vein, hair texture and even sunburn.
- reduces the blocked sinus, mucus and inflammation.
- is effective in teeth whitening.
For all these health benefits, apple cider vinegar is a medicine we need to keep at hand in our pantry.
How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar
Making apple cider vinegar is not a hard task, but it takes time. If you have apples, granulated sugar, water, salt, bread and a few chickpeas, then you too can make apple cider vinegar at home. Here are the ingredients and step-by-step instructions for making homemade apple cider vinegar.
- 2 kg apples
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 slice of bread
- 15-20 pieces of chickpeas
- 3 liters of chlorine-free water
Apple Cider Vinegar Recipe
1- First of all, wash and clean the apples. Then cut them in quarters and remove the seed parts.
2- Cut the apples into smaller parts, Remove the brown parts if any during this stage.
3- Transfer the diced apples into a 5 liter jar.
4- Fill the 1/3 part of the jar with the apple cubes.
5- Add 3 liters of water which is boiled and cooled prior to this stage.
6- Fill the 2/3 of the jar with this chlorine-free water
7- The 1/3 of jar at top should be kept empty to provide ease during stirring.
8- After adding the water, add 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar and stir with the wooden spoon from bottom to up direction.
9- Keep stirring this way regularly for around 15 days on a daily basis. By stirring from bottom to top we maintain the touch of the apple pieces remained on the surface with the water. Thus we help the oxygenation of the apple juice. This process triggers the fermentation slowly.
10- Cover the jar with a napkin or a cheesecloth and keep in a dark place at room temperature.
11- We observe more and more alcohol formation when we stir daily.
12- After nearly 15 days of stirring, we will see that the apple residues sink to the bottom of the jar when the formation of alcohol ends.
13- When the apple residues sink to the bottom, it is the start of the turnig to the vinegar. It means that we are ready to strain.
14- Strain to a suitable container by using a cheesecloth.
15- Add 1 teaspoon of salt to prevent the vinegar turn into a wine.
16- Then transfer this liquid into a suitable transfer container.
17- Then transfer to the final jars. Add 15-20 pieces of chikpeas and a slice of bread.
18- Let the final jars with their lid on rest for at least 2 months in a dark place at room temperature. The more it sits, a better quality apple cider vinegar will be formed.
19- After 2 months, again strain and transfer to the final suitable container for consumption. Finally our apple cider vinegar is ready to use after passing from several stages. Enjoy..