Raw apple cider vinegar has many health benefits, and is one of the greatest natural gifts on Earth. It has many abilities, such as:
It strengthen your hair
It regulates your blood sugar
It improves skin complex.
If you want to get the maximum of this ingredient, we recommend you to make your own apple cider vinegar. It is very easy and simple to make it, and we suppose that, all you need , you already have It in your kitchen.
The best apples for your vinegar
You should buy organic apples that have not been treated with chemical-laden pesticides. Every time you use apples for your recipes, you should store the cores and peels in your freezer. If your apples are non-organic, you should only keep the cores.
Once you get the needed amount, you can start off the fermentation and get that nice apple cider vinegar. You can just use whole apples if you prefer it better.
Clean your equipment
It is very important to clean the equipment in the production of apple cider vinegar. This is the best way to prevent bad bacteria from touching the vinegar. It will also prevent mold growth and support the growth of good bacteria.
You should also wash and clean your containers and utensils using hot water. Rinse well with cold water. Your dishwasher can help you as well. Make sure your hands and nails are clean, too.
Store-bought vinegar has no good bacteria and enzymes, which is why it does not provide any health benefits. It is clean and clear because it undergoes a process of filtration. Homemade apple cider vinegar contains healthy portion of enzymes, proteins, good bacteria and conatus strands commonly known as ‘the mother.’
The vinegar also has scum floating on the surface. There is no need for you to panic, it is a normal reaction. You should only carefully remove it.
Remember, you should never see mold in your vinegar. This means that your vinegar is spoiled. Next time you try to make your own apple cider vinegar, make sure you use clean equipment. Keep in mind that the apples should be completely submerged as well.
Homemade apple cider vinegar
- Apple scraps
- Organic cane sugar
- Filtered water
- Store-bought organic, raw, unpasteurized and unfiltered apple cider vinegar
- Glass jar
- Fermentation weight, small jar, or a plate
- Cheesecloth / Coffee filter
- Elastic band
How to prepare it:
First, put your apple scraps in the glass jar.
Then, dissolve the sugar in clean, filtered water. After that, add a tablespoon of sugar to a cup of water, since that is the right amount. You should also add a small amount of apple cider vinegar to the sweet solution.
Add this mixture in the jar, and make sure the apple scraps are completely submerged.
After that, cover the jar to keep fruit flies away. It is up to you to decide whether you are going to use a coffee filter or cheesecloth. The fermentation process requires room temperature, but make sure the jar is not exposed to direct sunlight.
Let the apples ferment for 3-4 weeks.
Check the content every few days. The apples should be fully submerged. You may want to check for any mold as well. Once you see ‘the mother’ in the jar, strain the liquid.
Transfer the liquid back in the jar, and put the lid on.
Let the vinegar ferment for another 2-4 weeks, and shake it every day.
Your vinegar is done. Transfer it in a glass bottle.
Keep the bottle in your fridge to stop the fermentation process.
Source: Natural Cures And Home Remedies