Benefits of using Apple Cider Vinegar:
Great to gargle for sore throats.
Combats Yeast & Bladder infections.
ACV is the only Vinegar which Alkalizes the body benefiting your all around health.
The main substance in vinegar, acetic acid, can kill harmful bacteria or prevent them from multiplying.
Vinegar can reduce blood triglycerides, cholesterol and blood pressure therefore reducing heart disease.
Apple Cider Vinegar has shown great promise in improving insulin sensitivity and helping lower blood sugar responses after meals.
How is Apple Cider Vinegar Made?
The word Vinegar comes from the latin words vinum (wine) and acer (sour) and in essence vinegar is just that: sour wine.
Organic unfiltered vinegars have a long history of use, having been discovered thousands of years ago!
It is said that Cleopatra once dissolved a pearl in vinegar and drank it in order to win a bet with Marcus Antonius (Marc Antony). She wagered that she could spend a fortune on a single meal. Vinegar is mentioned in the Bible and Hippocrates often recommended it for a variety of ailments.
Any carbohydrate or alcohol in theory can become Vinegar. Carbohydrates are made into an alcohol through a process of careful fermentation.
The (non-distilled) alcohol in beer, wine or cider is exposed to air and a group of bacteria (Acetobacter) convert the alcohols into acetic acid.
Authentic Full Strength Vinegar
There is a lot to learn when it comes to Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. One of the first things to look for when you are looking to buy an authentic ACV is to look for a full strength Vinegar, this means vinegar that has been bottled without having water added to it. Goulters organic ACV is full strength and has a 5.9 to 6.5 Acetic acid level. This range is seasonal strength.
Remember not all vinegars are equal, for an Apple Cider Vinegar to gain that very dark rich golden colour it has to have been fermented for a very long period of time in oak barrels. During the fermentation process from apple juice into vinegar the liquid naturally becomes lighter. At times caramel is added to the vinegar to bring it to the dark colour.
We at Goulter’s do not do this as we believe in supplying an authentic Organic Vinegar.
What is Apple Cider Vinegar with The Mother?
In short, it is Apple Cider Vinegar that still has the culture of beneficial bacteria that turns regular Apple Cider into Vinegar in the first place. This is similar to the SCOBY found in Kombucha.
In unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar, this beneficial group of bacteria and acids remains and creates the murky web-like “Mother.”
Pasteurized vs Unrefined & Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar
In ACV particularly, “the mother” is a complex structure of beneficial acids that seem to have health benefits. Unrefined vinegars have a murky appearance and typically still contain the mother culture. Clear and pasteurized vinegars typically do not contain the mother culture and don’t carry the same benefits.
Refined and clear vinegars are great for cleaning as they don’t leave residue. Raw, unfiltered and unrefined versions contain many more beneficial properties for culinary uses.
Why is it important to keep our gut in an Alkaline state?
Because dis-ease, viruses and bad bacteria all grow in an oxygen-poor and acid-rich environment. First of all raw ACV should be raw and that means unpasteurized. It should say on the label ‘raw’ or ‘from the Mother.’ It’s the fermented or raw ACV that is so good for you so be sure to buy the right one. Raw ACV is the only vinegar that is alkaline-forming to the body. For a health balanced pH, Raw Apple Cider Vinegar is one of the best things to add to your diet. DIS-EASE, VIRUSES, AND BAD BACTERIA ALL GROW IN AN OXYGEN POOR AND ACID RICH ENVIRONMENT.
"I've lived in New Zealand, Australia and Scotland and have bought variants of Apple Cider Vinegar in all three countries. In addition I have a fructose intolerance - even lemon juice is very upsetting to my entire system. So being able to use Apple Cider Vinegar is important from a health aspect, for encouraging better digestion, as an encouragement to the microorganisms in my body and on my skin. Not to mention the culinary uses! I can categorically say that Goulter's Raw unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar is superior to any I have tasted or used in the three countries we have lived in. The flavour is so fruity and yet does not disturb my system, in fact enhances my digestion. Also the vinegar has a superior strength for use in any application. So in some dishes, I can use less than with other brands. I bought a 20 litre container and yes, it comes with a tap! I use the Apple Cider Vinegar in SO many ways."
"ACV works well, we will buy again. Great price and easily obtainable." Jocelyn Robertson
"I suffered from extreme pain with my Osteoarthritis and Gout for years. So much so that I had to give up my lawn bowls. The doctors wanted to operate on my knee however I decided I would own my condition so I made up a special concoction which included turmeric, coconut oil, and seaweed, I found it to be 80% effective for my osteoarthritis and my gout has completely disappeared. A couple of months ago I was recommended Goulter’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. I started taking 3-4 teaspoons of this twice daily in a glass of warm water. This vinegar has made such a difference to me because it has boosted my well being so that I am now 100% better. Even I can’t believe it! I am now back at lawn bowls and my friends can’t believe the difference. I found it took about 3 days before I started feeling the difference. I have also learnt you HAVE to take it religiously. When I forget I feel some pain returning however when I take the Vinegar I’m back on track. I hope this helps those of you out there who are suffering from painful arthritis." Graham Chalmers
"Love your ACV, it is very good quality, taste and a very beneficial product. Thank you for supplying ACV. Your other products look very interesting and useful also! Thanks so much." MT
"Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) contains high levels of acetic and Malic acid as well as Vitamins, Mineral Salts and Amino Acids. Some of ACV’s active ingredients are soluble fibers in the form of Pectin, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Thiamin, Lycopene, Niacin, Pantothenic acid, Riboflavin and Beta-carotene. It also contains other minerals like Sodium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Iron and Magnesium. All of these powerful substances work together and make ACV very effective as an Anti-viral, Anti-bacterial and Anti-fungal tonic. I am so incredibly grateful that the Goulters have developed this very safe product which I can now use in my home and as a garden spray instead of having to rely on very toxic chemical options. A reliable product produced to high standards by people with integrity who care." Fay Christie
"I LOVE this product! Being a cancer survivor, eating and drinking healthy products (especially organic) is a vital part of my lifestyle. Goulter's Apple Cider Vinegar fits the bill in this respect due to the high levels of antioxidants associated with apples and more specifically apple skins. The Vinegar has many uses eg in dressings, bottling and preserving foods, as a health tonic and I also add a splash in stock troughs as a preventative for intestinal worms. Even the chooks and dog don't miss out. I thoroughly recommend it." Avril Stephens
"I am a 53 year old woman who was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome in my early 20’s. IBS is one of those problems that always seemed to crop up at the most awful times and sometimes it didn’t seem to matter what I had eaten. Aside from that I have no health issues and do not take any medication at all. I had heard all sorts of great things about the benefits of starting each day with apple cider vinegar, and although I’m usually quite skeptical, I thought it certainly couldn’t do any harm. Seriously, or as the young ones would say OMG, I could not believe the change in the way my gut felt. No more stomach grumbling, cramping and everything that comes after that! I was told to make sure that I purchased a raw, unfiltered brand and at the time I could only find one on the supermarket shelves. Then a few months ago I discovered that Goulters were making a high quality product right here in Nelson, there was no way I was going to support an overseas company when there was one literally right on my back doorstep. Apple cider vinegar has made a huge difference to me. I know some people don’t like the taste very much, me included, so I mix a small amount of Manuka Honey in with it and it tastes fantastic. My husband in a convert and so are many family members and friends. A big thanks from me." CS