Overview

Apple cider vinegar is fermented juice from crushed apples. Like apple juice, apple cider vinegar may contain various vitamins and minerals, as well as dietary fiber. Apple cider vinegar may also contain acetic acid and citric acid. But it can be hard to know exactly what's in some apple cider vinegar products. In the U.S., there's no real definition of what a product must contain to be called apple cider vinegar. For this reason, the amount of each component of apple cider vinegar may vary from product to product.

Apple cider vinegar is used for obesity, diabetes, problems related to hair and skin, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

In foods, apple cider vinegar is used as a flavoring agent.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): There is no good evidence to support using apple cider vinegar for COVID-19. Follow healthy lifestyle choices and proven prevention methods instead.

How does it work ?

Apple cider vinegar is the fermented juice of crushed apples. It contains acetic acid and nutrients such as B vitamins and vitamin C. Apple cider vinegar might help lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes by changing how foods get absorbed from the gut. Apple cider vinegar might prevent the breakdown of some foods.

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