Finding a source of good quality apple cider vinegar can be trickier than you might think. Throughout the world company’s are selling apple cider vinegar products that haven’t even come from apples, instead simply mixing cheap white vinegar with flavourings and chemicals to make the finished product. Not only is this unacceptable, but this liquid is offering your body no nutrients or benefits and is actually harmful for our bodies to process.
One thing that is very important when looking into the healing benefits of apple cider vinegar is choosing the right type. There are many different companies out there producing ACV and no two brands are the same. I get a lot of messages from people asking me if their bottle of filtered Heinz vinegar will work for health and beauty uses. The simple answer to this is no, although your bottle of Heinz may smell and even to some extent taste like vinegar the truth of the matter is that during this process all the nutrients and health giving enzymes are removed leaving it void of any real benefits to our bodies.
The key words to look out for when looking to purchase some ACV are: Raw, Unfiletered Apple Cider Vinegar & Containing Mother, as many of you will already know the mother is the living enzyme found in apple cider vinegar (you can normally see it floating in the bottom of the bottle.) This is the stuff that is removed during processing of many commercial cider vinegar products but in fact holds a large percentage of apple cider vinegar’s unique health giving properties.
There a number of leading brands in the world of natural apple cider vinegar and here we will discuss the most popular and well regarded.
- Our personal favourite brand is a small company based in Devon (UK) Sold via Bobby’s healthy shop’s vinegar page offering what can only be described as the country’s best quality ACV.
- Braggs. Patricia Bragg is one of the best known proponents of natural ACV and Braggs is a household name within the industry.
Let us know your favourite brand and where you purchase it from in the comments below.