Raw, unfiltered, unpasteurised &
with The Mother!
How is our small-batch Apple Cider Vinegar made?
Our vinegar is hand-crafted using an age-old artisanal method. First, our certified apples are crushed to extract the juice. The pure juice is then fermented in oak barrels. Throughout this process the natural sugars are converted to alcohol by natural yeasts. This acetobacter culture then converts the alcohol into acetic acid - the essential component of vinegar. This is a slow and careful process and it takes between six months to a year. In the end, no sugar or alcohol remains, but the colour and flavour of the apples are preserved a delicious, oaky, full-bodied vinegar is created.
What makes Mákemáke Vinegar so special?
Most of the fruit vinegars available in shops are the product of infusion. This means the makers of those products are buying ready made wine vinegars and infusing them with fruit flavour. In some cases they are also adding sugar and occasionally artificial flavouring. Our vinegars are made one hundred percent from scratch with no added sugars or preservatives.
What is Mákemáke Organic Apple Cider Vinegar made of?
Our apple cider vinegar contains100% certified organic apples and nothing more!
What is “The Mother” ?
Our vinegar is raw and unpasteurised. This means that the acetobacter culture that creates our product is still alive inside our vinegars. Healthy acetobacter colonies produce a natural cellulose byproduct that is often called “mother of vinegar”. The mother is full of antioxidants and probiotics. Over time you may begin to see mother forming in your bottle of vinegar, looking something like sediment floating around. This is is not a sign that something is wrong with your vinegar - it is the opposite! The mother is safe to consume and has many health benefits, but if it’s appearance starts to bother you, you may simply strain it out.
How long does Apple Cider Vinegar last?
Vinegar doesn’t go off! In fact, it often improves with time, mellowing like a fine wine. Time and exposure to oxygen can result in the formation of “the mother”, but as outlined above this is a good thing! So don’t worry if you find an old bottle in the back of your cupboard, it’s probably even better now than the day you bought it!
in oak barrels
How is Mákemáke Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Best Used?
Cooking with Mákemáke Apple Cider Vinegar provides an incredible opportunity to add health-boosting power to your diet while not cutting down on flavour.
Our apple cider vinegar has a delicious, distinctive flavour that can be savoured in a wide variety of dishes. Because it is fermented liquid, it offers extra-powerful nutritional value. Apple Cider Vinegar can be used in exactly the same way as any other vinegar and it can also be used in the following ways:
1. As a daily digestive tonic
For a powerful immune booster full of prebiotic and probiotic compounds, mix two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar into a glass of water before a meal. Honey can be added to taste.
2. As an alternative to salt
Lower your sodium intake. Replace salt with a splash of apple cider vinegar to improve the flavour of meals.
3. As a salad dressing
Mix it together with olive oil, honey and lemon juice, then drizzle it over a salad of your choice. Check out our salad dressing recipes for ideas.
4. As a steam treatment
The astringent nature of apple cider vinegar helps to keep pores clean and clear dead skin. Add two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to a bowl of hot water. Cover your head with a towel and lean over the steam for up to 15 minutes. When you’re done splash your face with cool water and gently pat your skin dry. This does wonders for your pores and leaves you feeling clean and refreshed.
5. As a skin cleanser and toner
Use an all-natural organic alternative to your daily skin care routine. Apple Cider vinegar restores the skin´s natural pH balance. After rinsing your face with water, finish by wiping with a solution of equal parts water and vinegar. Before you do this test a small area to prevent any (unlikely) skin irritation.
6. As a hair rinse
Apple cider vinegar does wonders to soothe an itchy scalp. It provides shine and moisture. First, mix equal quantities of apple cider vinegar and water in a bottle. After washing your hair as usual, pour on the mix then rinse with water for glossy, shiny hair.
7. As a foot spa
Soaking your feet in unfiltered apple cider vinegar helps with cracked heels, foot odour or fungal infections. Add one-part vinegar and two parts warm water to a bucket and soak your feet for 10 to 15 minutes for smooth, silky skin.
What are the Health Benefits of Consuming Mákemáke Apple Cider Vinegar?
The health benefits of drinking apple cider vinegar have been debated by doctors and healers for centuries. Apple cider vinegar is high in acetic acid, which many believe helps to improve blood sugar and insulin levels. It is interesting to note that vinegar gets its name from the old French expression vin aigre, or “sour wine,” owing to the sourness of its acetic acid.
Aids with digestion
Apple cider vinegar is full of healthy bacteria – the stomach-friendly bacteria that helps keep your digestive system running like clockword. Apple cider vinegar provides relief for folks suffering with indigestion or heartburn. It does this by neutralising the stomach acid whilst acetic acid fights harmful bacteria. It has also been shown to have antiviral,anti-yeast and antifungal benefits, which can support microbiome and overall immune balance of the body.
Supports the immune system
It is always wise to prevent rather than cure. Protecting your immune system means you’re more likely to ward off infection and disease. The healthy bacteria in raw cider vinegar are amazing immune system boosters.
It has also been shown that the healthy bacteria in apple cider vinegar can help you recover sooner if you do get sick. Meanwhile, ACV’s antibacterial properties can reportedly fight off pathogens in our body, such as E-coli, staphylococcus aureus and candida albicans.
Aids weight loss
Research has found that apple cider vinegar may be effective at helping people lose weight. It is claimed to increase hunger levels, suggesting that those who consume it will feel fuller for longer than those who do not.
Clears nail and skin problems
Apple cider vinegar boasts natural antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and can be used as a treatment for healthier skin and nails. It is said that it helps to balance skin pH and has an exfoliating effect that smooths and softens.It can also be used as a soothing foot soak for rough, cracked heels or mild fungal nail infections.
Improves hair and scalp health
If you have hair that is dry or brittle or suffer with an itchy scalp, replacing your usual shampoo with a bottle of our apple cider vinegar could work wonders. Using high alkaline shampoos can lead to hair breakage and dryness. The acetic acid in the apple cider vinegar´s mother is thought to help lower our hair’s pH to combat that dry, frizzy feel. Apple cider vinegar’s anti-fungal properties can tackle oil build-up or excessive amounts of the yeasty fungus, malassezia; two of the central causes of dandruff.
Lowers blood sugar levels
It have shown that the acetic acid found in cider vinegar can help to balance our blood sugar level. It is said that the acetic acid blocks the enzymes that aid in starch digestion. This means that the blood sugar levels don’t fluctuate as much after eating starchy food. Studies have shown that drinking 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar diluted in water before a high-carb meal could help prevent blood sugar spikes.
Bursting with nutrients
Apple cider vinegar contains magnesium, iron, phosphorus, manganese, amino acids, antioxidants and only three calories per tablespoon
Improves heart health
Apple cider vinegar can lower your triglycerides, these cause fatty deposits to to build up on your arteries. It also contains pectin, a protein found in apples and vinegar that neutralises bad cholesterol.