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What are the uses of apple cider vinegar?

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Apple cider vinegar is useful in stews, chutneys and marinades and in pickling. This vinegar can also improve the flavor of condiments, juices and dressings.

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Apple cider vinegar is made from fermented apples. It stores well in airtight containers and is available all year in the store. Having a bottle in the cupboard helps out with many cooking needs in the kitchen. It may also offer some health benefits. As stated by Greatist.com, cider vinegar can improve insulin sensitivity in those with diabetes. It also has many antibacterial and antifungal properties.

The sweet mild flavor of cider vinegar blends well with other strongly flavored foods. Mix it with olive oil and seasonings for a tasty salad dressing. The vinegar also has a nice tartness to it that adds a pop to normally sweet-tasting foods, such as a blend of grapefruit juice and apple cider vinegar for a summer drink. Many like to add a dash or two of cider vinegar to sauces and soups at the end of cooking. It can help give dishes a brightness of flavor.

Cooks may also find that apple cider vinegar is the perfect ingredient to help batter rise without eggs. It is often used in recipes with baking soda, which causes a chemical reaction that lifts baked goods. This type of vinegar is so mild that there is little risk of any vinegar flavor tainting the final product.

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