Apple Cider Vinegar Tips

Apple cider vinegar has been used for everything from satisfying appetites to promoting total wellness. See below for helpful tips—inside the kitchen and out.

Cooking


Help eliminate kitchen odors by placing a small bowl with ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar near the stove while cooking.

For the perfect pie crust, add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to the mix.

Replace regular white vinegar in all recipes with apple cider vinegar for an added depth of flavor.

Clean your fresh fruits and vegetables with apple cider vinegar before eating.

Add a splash of apple cider vinegar to your water for fluffier, tastier rice.

Make homemade buttermilk by souring milk (including soy and rice milk) with apple cider vinegar.

Keep cheese from growing moldy by wrapping blocks in a paper towel dampened with apple cider vinegar.

Jumpstart your morning by adding a shot of apple cider vinegar to your tomato juice or smoothie.

Keep baked goods light and fluffy by adding a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to the recipe.

Too much salt in your dish? Add a spoonful of apple cider vinegar and a dash of sugar to help balance out your flavors.

Perk up any can of soup or sauce with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar.

Add moistness and flavor to any chocolate cake mix—homemade or from a box—with a spoonful of apple cider vinegar.

Something burning? Remove burnt odors by boiling a small amount of water with ¼ cup apple cider vinegar. The steam will circulate throughout the room and help eliminate the smell.

Add flavor to your fish (or any fried or boiled meat) by adding a few dashes of apple cider vinegar before serving.

Sprinkle apple cider vinegar on your French fries instead of ketchup.

For an easy vinaigrette, use 1 part apple cider vinegar to 4 parts oil and your favorite fresh herbs.

Keep peeled potatoes from discoloring, short term, by covering them with cold water and a splash of apple cider vinegar.

Enjoy creamier scrambled eggs by adding a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar for every two eggs used.

Keep your boiled eggs from cracking and make them easier to peel by adding two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar per quart of water.

 

Wellness


Studies have shown that regular consumption of apple cider vinegar can help to lower high blood pressure, reduce bad cholesterol, reduce body fat, enhance calcium absorption and assist in fatigue recovery.*

A 2005 study from the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that increasing vinegar intake could help dieters eat less and reduce cravings.

Studies have shown that vinegar may turn on certain genes involved in breaking down fats. This would help with overall weight reduction/loss, though you should still speak with your physician and engage in exercise and portion control.**

Drinking 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar (alone or mixed with water, fruit or vegetable juice) five minutes before meals could help prevent acid reflux and heartburn.

 

*Journal of Functional Foods, August 2013 (Arizona State University study)

**Vinegar & Health, Carol Johnston, PHD, RD, March 2016