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The 'Mother': What's the Deal with the Vinegar?

A co-worker approached me one day and asked if she were to take some vinegar, would it flatten her stomach; and if so, was there a specific kind of vinegar she should take? Well, here's some fast facts about acidic acid and its tummy-flattening properties.

Bottles of vinegar
Vinegar, the 'Mother,' and its vinegar varieties and uses

Acidic acid, which we know as vinegar, comes in different types for various purposes.

  • Distilled White Vinegar

  • Red Wine Vinegar

  • Seasoned Rice Vinegar

  • Balsamic Vinegar

  • Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with the 'Mother'

These are the vinegar varieties I currently have in my pantry. I use them for salads, fresh greens, dressing for salads, cole slaw, marinades, sauces, and freshening up my home.

The distilled white vinegar can be used for house-cleaning chores, such as cleaning the iron and coffee maker, cleaning grease residue from the stove and refrigerator (not for aluminum or stainless steel finishes), and to clean windows.

Apple cider vinegar can be used to prevent hard boiled eggs from cracking, and to make homemade wine vinegar.

There's also apple cider vinegar with the 'mother'. This type of vinegar is the most known to be produced by the *Bragg family. This brand can be added to water, teas, smoothies, or your favorite beverage. The brand even boasts that it can be sprinkled on popcorn to add a tasty punch.

The acidity for the types of vinegars I've mentioned, so far, has been diluted to between 4% - 6%.

The main ingredients of these vinegars are made with acidic acid and water. Some have specific names, which are made from those ingredients, in addition to the acidic acid and water (rice vinegar is made from fermented rice, etc.).

The buzz is that organic apple cider vinegar with the 'mother' is a belly-fat burner. I have made several attempts to validate this claim, but the the acidity is too potent for me to ingest, even diluted in water!

What is Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother?
Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother is the purest form of Apple Cider Vinegar you can get. It hasn’t been fussed with, it is unrefined, unfiltered and 100% natural.
The existing bacteria (the Mother) hasn’t been destroyed in pasteurization, therefore Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother has a cloudy, thick appearance.

There are several additional types of vinegars. Click on their titles for their uses, flavors, and the process by which they're made.

The shelf-life of vinegar is indefinite. It makes a great pantry and household staple that's been around since 5000 B.C.

DISCLAIMER: I am not being compensated by the *Bragg or any other brand.

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