The holiday season is long over which means having to deal with the consequences of a month of feasting and drinking. Maybe you made it a New Year’s resolution to do a detox or to try new things — and are still holding to it halfway into January — whatever the case may be there’s nothing like a little cleansing of the body to start off the new year on the right foot.
Cideries across the Americas are also producing apple cider vinegar, a byproduct of the juice and cidermaking process that is also good for your recovering gut. According to WebMd.com, apple cider vinegar contains acetic acids and nutrients like Vitamins B and C, and it could help lower blood sugar levels by changing how food is absorbed from the gut, aiding in the breakdown of foods.
It is also consumed and used for osteoporosis, weight loss, cramps and pains, an upset stomach and many more ailments, helping to rid the body of toxins and fight infection among other benefits.
Get your gut and body happy by trying these cidery-made apple cider vinegars.
Incendiary | Alpenfire Cider
Just like their ciders, Alpenfire Cider’s vinegars are made right on the farm. The family cidery’s take on the traditional fire cider — apple cider vinegar blended with garlic, onion, horseradish, ginger, turmeric, hot peppers and lemon — is perfect for sprinkling on to a salad or directly into your mouth for a little boost to your immune system. These particular ingredients of fire cider supposedly help with digestion and lung congestion.
Apple Cider Vinegar | Serventi Ranch
This Watsonville, California, ranch grows a variety of cider apples that they use in their ciders. Sweet and tart, their vinegar is made from the ciders produced on the ranch where they grow a variety of heritage cider apples.
African Bronze | Fire Cider
Although this Massachusetts producer in specifically apple cider vinegar and not cider, it is a noteworthy leader in the apple industry. Starting with a base of the original vinegar which is made with a mixture of onion, horseradish, ginger, garlic and habanero pepper to name just a few ingredients, the addition of the African Bronze honey takes it to a whole other level. The honey comes from Zambia and is darker and antioxidant-rich, making it a tasty way to do a little cleanse.
Gillespie’s Apple Cider Vinegar | Gillespie’s Fine Spirits
The bottle might as well be a container full of medicine. Gillespie’s distillery in British Columbia turns out a great apple cider vinegar alongside its vodka and gin. This vinegar is long fermented without aeration making it packed full of probiotics and tasty, too.
Raspberry Apple Cider Vinegar | Westwind Orchard
This vinegar can be a nice treat for yourself. Hand bottled and then sealed with wax, the New York orchard’s vinegar is infused with raspberry to give it a nice tart taste. Drink this vinegar by itself or put it in some sparkling water. Use it on a salad to give it an extra layer of flavor, it’ll make your clean eating cleanse that much better.