Apple cider vinegar is a medicinal solution with a long history, stretching back thousands of years to ancient Egypt and beyond.
It is made simply by fermenting apple juice and allowing oxygen to permeate the mixture, breaking the alcohol down into acetic acid, the characteristic vinegar sharpness.
Though apple cider vinegar is not unpleasant or especially acidic, in fact it is more neutral in terms of pH value than most soft drinks.
Availability and its source
It comes in a variety of forms, from its traditional liquid state, to capsules and powders that can be added as supplements to other beverages.
It typically contains a great many different and often beneficial chemical compounds, including ketones (over twenty), alcohols, aldehydes and ethyl acetates, in addition to vitamins, minerals, amino acids and helpful enzymes.
The particular vitamin content of apple cider vinegar centers around vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamins B1, B2 and B6, as well as beta-carotene and vitamin P.
Other beneficial elements of the drink include calcium, sodium, iron, flourine, magnesium and potassium.