Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Make Your Own ~ Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar

I use gallons of apple cider vinegar. Raw, organic, unfiltered and unpasteurized, apple cider vinegar has amazing health benefits. It can also be expensive to purchase. But did you know you can make your own apple cider vinegar for just pennies a cup? I keep jars of it going at all times.

One of my favorite uses for ACV is as a natural way to help control seasonal allergies. Studies have shown that asthma and allergy sufferers tend to have low levels of acid in the stomach. Also ACV acts as a natural antihistamine. Take 1 tablespoon 3x a day can help relieve your symptoms.


Making apple cider vinegar is not only cheap but it is easy too. Here is a simple recipe that I use.

  • 6 sweet apples (organic)
  • 2 T. raw apple cider vinegar with the mother
  • 2 T. raw honey
  • chlorine-free water to cover apples
  • 2 qt. wide mouth glass jar
  • cheesecloth
Cut apples into chunks (include, peels, seed and stems), and place them in a 2 quart wide mouth glass jar. Add the raw honey, and the raw apple cider vinegar. I use Bragg, which contains the mother. Cover the apples with chlorine-free water, and cover the jar with cheesecloth. A rubber band will help to hold the cover in place.
Now place this in a warm place for 2 weeks. The top of the refrigerator is a good place since the frig throws heat. After 2 weeks, strain the liquid from the container into a glass canning jar. There should be almost a quart of liquid. Cover the jar again with the cheesecloth, and return to a warm spot. Check the liquid about a couple of weeks by tasting a small amount. You’ll know when it’s vinegar. Mine usually sets for 4 to 8 weeks, A SCOBY may form on the top, which is great. You may use the SCOBY to make a new batch of vinegar. Stop the fermentation by covering your jar with a lid and placing it in the refrigerator.

 That's it. You now have your own homemade Apple Cider Vinegar...


1 comment:

  1. Good sharing, yes, apple cider vinegar (ACV) helps to boost metabolism, blocks the body’s storage of dietary fat plus breaks down and dissolves existing body fat. A study at Australia’s University of Sydney in which subjects who consumed two tablespoon of ACV daily experienced fewer surges and crashes in blood sugar levels. Read more at: