Organic Apple Cider Vinegar FAQ’s

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Organic Apple Cider Vinegar FAQ’s

Here are some FAQ’s on ACV. There are hundreds of uses for Apple Cider Vinegar, and almost as many health benefits.

See our other articles on how to Love your gut with our Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, or try out one of our Recipes with Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.

Don’t take it straight – Organic Apple Cider Vinegar can be harsh on your oesophagus if you take it as a shot.
Don’t take it straight – it can be harsh on your oesophagus if you take it as a shot.

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Disclaimer
The information in this article is not intended as a medical prescription for any disease or illness. Nothing stated here should be considered medical advice. Use as directed. If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare professional. 

Recipes with Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

Woman preparing food in kitchen with Skybright Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.

Recipes with Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

Looking for other ways to incorporate Apple Cider Vinegar into your diet? Struggling with the taste?

We recommend you can simply add it to a large glass of water as a daily tonic, but you could also try it out in one of the recipes below. Get that goodness and feel great everyday.

See our other articles on how to Love your gut with our Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, or your questions answered in Organic Apple Cider Vinegar FAQ’s.

The Daily Tonic

Promote good gut health each morning with 1-4 teaspoons into a large glass of water in the morning. Don’t take it straight! – dilution is good. As apple cider vinegar is acidic, it can be harsh on your oesophagus if you take it as a shot.

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar is a prebiotic that promotes digestive health with its gut-friendly bacteria and pectin. Prebiotics are the compounds that promote the growth of probiotics, that are excellent for overall gut health. It also contains ‘the mother’ – a naturally occurring sediment within the bottle that is a storehouse of important minerals, essential amino acids and enzymes. 

The Daily Tonic can help ease digestion, regulate blood pressure, balance cholesterol, boost nutrient absorption and increase your energy levels.

Basic Vinaigrette

Liven up any salad and get your daily dose of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar at the same time. The acetic acid in the vinegar also increases the body’s absorption of important minerals and nutrients from the leafy greens and salad vegetables.

¼ cup Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
¾ cup olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon French mustard
½ teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper

Place garlic, mustard, salt and pepper in a screw top jar, add vinegar and oil and give it a good shake. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week, and shake it again before using.

Dairy-Free Cashew Sour Cream

Use with Tacos or other Mexican creations as an alternative to sour cream or as a yummy dip.

½ cup cashews, soaked in hot water for 10 minutes, drained and rinsed.
¼ cup of cold water
1 teaspoon Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
½ lemon, juiced 
Salt to taste

Simply blend the ingredients in a blender or NutriBullet!

Thanks to Lisa @glutenfreefoodienz for sharing! See her blog for more Gluten Free Recipes.

The Lightest, Fluffiest Pancakes

Weekend treats! Light and fluffy pancakes using Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.

2 tablespoons Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
¾ cup milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 free-range egg
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Combine Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with milk in a medium bowl and set aside for 5 minutes.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt in a large mixing bowl. Then whisk egg and butter into “soured” milk. Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and whisk until any lumps are gone.

Heat a lightly oiled, non-stick pan over a medium heat. Pour a large spoonful of batter into the pan, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip, and cook until lightly browned on the other side.

Barbecue Sauce for Pulled Pork

This vinegar-based barbecue sauce is great with pulled pork, and a healthier alternative to shop-bought barbecue sauces.

2 cups Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon tomato sauce or ketchup
½ tsp cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon of chilli flakes
1 teaspoon of ground pepper
1 teaspoon salt

Place all ingredients in a pan. Cook on your stove top on a medium heat. Bring to a boil. Whisk together until sugar and salt are completely dissolved. Remove from heat. Cool to room temperature.

Pour sauce into a jar or bottle. For best results, refrigerate one day before serving. Shake well before serving.

Store the sauce in a mason jar. Old salad dressing bottles are also great for storing your sauce. You can serve immediately, but this sauce is best made 24 hours or more in advance.

Green Smoothie Recipe

Get your daily dose of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar by adding it to a green smoothie, which is loaded full of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.

A handful of spinach
1 orange, peeled
½ banana, sliced into chunks
½ avocado
1 tablespoon Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
Some fresh or frozen berries
A big blob of plain Greek yoghurt
Ice (optional) 

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Skybright Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. Aged for 12 months for a noticeably smoother taste.

Taste the difference. Some brands of Apple Cider Vinegar can be tough to take. Ours is made from delicious, BioGro certified, organically grown New Zealand Apples. It’s then aged for 12 months for a noticeably smoother taste.

“Absolutely delicious – This is by far the nicest ACV I’ve ever tasted.” 

– Jude

Love your gut with Organic Apple Cider Vinegar 

Love your gut with Skybright Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. Woman making heart with hands.

Love your gut with Organic Apple Cider Vinegar 

Skybright Organic Apple Cider Vinegar is made from from delicious, organically-grown New Zealand apples. Unlike other brands that have come halfway around the world, by buying this product you are supporting local farmers, growers and producers, and organic production methods.

It is raw, unfiltered, unpasteurised, and aged for at least 12 months to give it a noticeably smoother taste. The sediment contains naturally occurring amino acids and antioxidants and gives the product a cloudy appearance. It is known as the ‘mother’ – strands of proteins and friendly bacteria that promote digestive health, immune support and overall wellbeing.

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar contains pectin, a soluble fibre found in high levels in apples.
ACV contains pectin, which is a soluble fibre found in high levels in apples.

Packed with goodness

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar contains pectin, which is a soluble fibre found in high levels in apples. It is a storehouse of essential amino acids and enzymes and important minerals including potassium, chlorine, sodium, magnesium, calcium, sulphur, iron, fluoride and silicon. You’ll get a good dose of the fibre which is great for proper digestion as it will slow down sugar release, leading to a steady stream of energy. It also has cleansing properties, and can help to lower blood sugar levels and boost energy levels.

Buy local 

By buying local, you’re supporting local growers, producers, and their families. Aotearoa is the perfect place to grow an apple, and then process into Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. So that makes it great for the local economy, great for the environment, and great for your health.

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar is aged for at least 12 months to give it a noticeably smoother taste.
Aged for at least 12 months to give it a noticeably smoother taste. 🍎

Dilution is good

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar is of course very acidic. It’s best to always dilute it in a large glass of water – and you could always drink it through a (reusable) straw to avoid too much contact with your pearly whites. Then rinse your mouth with water afterwards.

✔️ With the ‘mother’

✔️ Promote gut health

✔️ Smooth digestion

✔️ Balance cholesterol

✔️ Boost energy

✔️ Gluten free

✔️ Vegan friendly

✔️ BioGro certified organic

“Absolutely delicious – This is by far the nicest Organic Apple Cider Vinegar I’ve ever tasted!”

– Jude

Using Organic Apple Cider Vinegar everyday

A zesty salad dressing 
Get some zesty flavour into your salad by adding little bit of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar to the dressing. The acetic acid in the vinegar also increases your body’s absorption of important minerals and nutrients from the leafy greens and salad vegetables.

Green smoothie containing Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

Add it to your smoothie
Take a good handful of spinach, 1 peeled orange,  ½ banana, (sliced into chunks), ½ avocado, 1 tbsp Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, some frozen berries, and a blob of plain greek yoghurt. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  

Home made bone broth containing Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.

Homemade bone broth
Sipping on bone broth is a great way to improve your gut health. Add Organic Apple Cider Vinegar to the bones, the water and seasonings half an hour or so before boiling. This helps pull more minerals from the bones and enhances the nutrition of the broth.

Hand holding teacup containing Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with lemon and ginger.

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar tea
Try adding a tbsp of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar to some hot water (or green tea for added antioxidants) with sliced lemon and ginger. Delicious and nutritious.

Athlete drinking Organic Apple Cider Vinegar to help turn carbs into energy.

ACV for athletes
Athletes often drink Organic Apple Cider Vinegar before they carb-load prior to competition, as the acetic acid can help your muscles turn carbs into energy. ACV provides the gut with a healthy mix of electrolytes that can help in preventing muscle and gastrointestinal cramping. 

 “I have tried several different brands of ACV. Then I tried Skybright ACV. OMG!! This is amazing. Its smooth taste is a delight. The BEST by far of all the ACV’s I have tried and tested. Highly recommend this 100%”

– Josie
BioGro Certified Organic Logo

BioGro certified Organic
Our Organic Apple Cider Vinegar is BioGro certified Organic. BioGro is New Zealand’s largest and best-known certifier of genuine organic products and the world’s most secure and impermeable traceability system. Every single BioGro Certified Organic product can be traced back to its origin. ⁠

⁠Our certification process involves an Organic Management Plan, annual audit, and visits to our facility to ensure our practices meet BioGroʻs organic standards and requirements. Many products claim to be organic but when it carries the BioGro logo you know you’re really buying organic.

The Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Daily Tonic

Take the daily tonic each morning. Just add a couple of teaspoons to a large glass of water. Dilution is good!

We don’t recommend you take it straight – as Apple Cider Vinegar is very acidic, it can be harsh on your oesophagus if you take it as a shot.

Take it first thing in the morning before breakfast, or before any meals to aid digestion, regulate blood pressure, balance cholesterol, help lower blood sugar levels, boost nutrient absorption and increase your energy levels.

Woman drinking Organic Apple Cider Vinegar daily tonic. Love your gut
Try The Daily Tonic for a month and feel the effects of its amazing health benefits.

For more information, try these other resources: Find the answers to your questions in Organic Apple Cider Vinegar FAQ’s, or try one of our Recipes with Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.

Disclaimer
The information in this article is not intended as a medical prescription for any disease or illness. Nothing stated here should be considered medical advice. Use as directed.