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Usda Breakdown of Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Susan (USA)

The below table is from the USDA's apple cider vinegar nutrient database. We typed in the words "Vinegar, cider" on the home page to get this chart.

Note: The USDA does not specify on the chart whether they tested a commercial, pasteurized brand (i.e., Heinz) or an organic brand (i.e., _____). We have the feeling they probably tested a commercial brand. An organic brand of apple cider vinegar may have slightly higher values.

http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/index.html

Vinegar, cider(1)

Nutrient Units Value per 100 gramsNumber of Data PointsStd. Error
Proximates
Water
g
93.81
3
0.092
Energy' (2)
kcal
21
0
Energy
kj
90
0
Protein
g
0.00
3
0
Total lipid (fat)
g
0.00
3
0
Ash
g
0.17
3
0.003
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
0.93
0
Fiber, total dietary
g
0.0
1
Sugars, total
g
0.40
0
Sucrose
g
0.00
1
Glucose (dextrose)
g
0.10
1
Fructose
g
0.30
1
Lactose
g
0.00
1
Maltose
g
0.00
1
Galactose
g
0.00
0
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
7
4
0.108
Iron, Fe
mg
0.20
4
0.003
Magnesium, Mg
mg
5
3
0.485
Phosphorus, P
mg
8
3
0.244
Potassium, K
mg
73
4
5.617
Sodium, Na
mg
5
4
0.855
Zinc, Zn
mg
0.04
3
0.005
Copper, Cu
mg
0.008
3
0
Manganese, Mn
mg
0.249
3
0.057
Selenium, Se
mcg
0.1
0
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
0.0
1
Thiamin
mg
0.000
1
Riboflavin
mg
0.000
1
Niacin
mg
0.000
1
Pantothenic acid
mg
0.000
0
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.000
1
Folate, total
mcg
0
1
Folic acid
mcg
0
0
Folate, food
mcg
0
1
Folate, DFE
mcg_DFE
0
0
Vitamin B-12
mcg
0.00
0
Vitamin B-12, added
mcg
0.00
0
Vitamin A, IU
IU
0
1
Vitamin A, RAE
mcg_RAE
0
0
Retinol
mcg
0
0
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
mg
0.00
0
Vitamin E, added
mg
0.00
0
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
mcg
0.0
0
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated
g
0.000
0
4:0
g
0.000
0
6:0
g
0.000
0
8:0
g
0.000
0
10:0
g
0.000
0
12:0
g
0.000
0
14:0
g
0.000
0
16:0
g
0.000
0
18:0
g
0.000
0
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
0.000
0
16:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
18:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
20:1
g
0.000
0
22:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
0.000
0
18:2 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
18:3 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
18:4
g
0.000
0
20:4 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
20:5 n-3
g
0.000
0
22:5 n-3
g
0.000
0
22:6 n-3
g
0.000
0
Fatty acids, total trans
g
0.000
0
Cholesterol
mg
0
0
Phytosterols
mg
0
0
Amino acids
Tryptophan
g
0.000
0
Threonine
g
0.000
0
Isoleucine
g
0.000
0
Leucine
g
0.000
0
Lysine
g
0.000
0
Methionine
g
0.000
0
Cystine
g
0.000
0
Phenylalanine
g
0.000
0
Tyrosine
g
0.000
0
Valine
g
0.000
0
Arginine
g
0.000
0
Histidine
g
0.000
0
Alanine
g
0.000
0
Aspartic acid
g
0.000
0
Glutamic acid
g
0.000
0
Glycine
g
0.000
0
Proline
g
0.000
0
Serine
g
0.000
0
Other
Alcohol, ethyl
g
0.0
0
Caffeine
mg
0
0
Theobromine
mg
0
0
Carotene, beta
mcg
0
0
Carotene, alpha
mcg
0
0
Cryptoxanthin, beta
mcg
0
0
Lycopene
mcg
0
0
Lutein zeaxanthin
mcg
0
0
Footnotes:
1 Contains 5% acetic acid. Total proximates do not equal 100%.
2 Acetic acid is included in energy calculation.


Heating ACV
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 08/04/2016

Usually for health issues, raw apple cider vinegar is recommended. Because of this, I tend to think that heating it, especially boiling it would reduce it's effectiveness. I believe the enzymes in apple cider vinegar are part of the cure. Boiling will kill the enzymes, I think.

Minerals would be retained in heating and boiling it though, so likely it would still work in many cases.

~Mama to Many~


Heating ACV
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn.) on 08/05/2016

MAMA,,,,,,,,,,, enzymes are killed in any thing at 120 degrees.

======ORH========


Vaginal Odor
Posted by Earthlover777 (Georgia) on 04/30/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I have found a simple treatment for vaginal odor. This is not odor caused by infection! This treatment worked for everyday bacteria related odor. I started taking a bath in apple cider vinegar and noticed my vaginal body odor completely disappeared. This would only last about 2 days so using so many baths was getting expensive! I decided to make wipes. I use fragrance free, natural wipes or you can use paper towels. Add 1 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar with one cup of water and pour into container of wipes! Wipe your entire "downtown" area and let sit 2 or 3 minutes before showering. Wash area as usual. Easy peezy!

To make things even more simple I just decided to make a 50/50 solution in a spray bottle and just spray area before bathing. Repeat as needed. Hope this helps! It's been a life changer for me! 😉😉


ACV and Tooth Enamel
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 01/21/2016

Wow MtM, thanks so much for doing this simple test that no one else thought to do!!!

Another tip is to simply rinse the mouth out afterwards.


Recipes
Posted by Josie (San Antonio Tx) on 08/01/2015 20 posts

I have to tell you about my husband who hates the smell of Apple Cider Vinegar. I tried to get him to do it for his high blood pressure and he would not do it. Then I decided to try to put it on his apple juice and he knew right away. Then I told him to try one more time, but with organic grape juice, and he likes it. He has been doing it every day for a week. I use an 8oz glass and put 1 tablespoon of the Apple Cider Vinegar and he is doing good.

If you don't like the smell or the taste try it this way. It works for him. Josie


Weight Loss
Posted by Earthling (Usa) on 08/02/2015

Was that how you were eating prior to adding ACV to your daily routine? In other words, are you sure it was the ACV that helped you lose weight, or was it that you started "saying NO" to the foods you shouldn't have eaten that caused the weight loss?

Inquiring minds want to know. ;-)


General Feedback
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 03/13/2015

Dear Lisa,

I think it is fine to take it straight, but it would be a good idea to rinse out your mouth afterwards. My daughter prefers it straight when she needs it to get it over with.

But you like it and crave it. With something like that, it may be that you need it. While a sugar craving does not mean you need sugar, some cravings, I think, are an indication of a bodily need. My children craved pickles when sick one time. I think it was the vinegar they needed.

~Mama to Many~


Dental Enamel Issues
Posted by Carolina (Chicago) on 03/25/2014
0 out of 5 stars

From what I know "acidity of undiluted apple cider vinegar may destroy tooth enamel when sipped orally" and this is exactly what happened to me. Maybe for someone it works, but not for everybody. People like me that have thin teeth do not have a very big tooth enamel cover and it affects it very fast.

Dental Enamel Issues
Posted by Doreen (England) on 03/02/2016

That is so true. It eroded my teeth enamel as well. I used to sip it every day. Now I use a straw and push it as far back as possible and swallow as quick as possible.


Multiple Cures Reported
Posted by Rama (Bangalore India) on 08/08/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I have been reading everything in this site for quite some time. And I have also read many people enquiring about the benefits of using Filtered, clear, ACV like the one from American Garden, for in India, we only findthis type of ACV, and the other one is the same type from Heinz, which more expensive than the American Garden.

I have also read elsewhere, that it doesn't really matter whether it is filtered or raw, the benefits would be more or less the same.

I have been using 1 and half tsp to 2 tsps daily three times a day before my meals. I found it went well with watery butter milk, for I could not like the taste of it with any other liquids. So I have 1 glass of thin, low fat butter milk three times a day before each meal with 2 tsps of ACV, I have not started to add the baking soda, but can add it if it is supposed to be more beneficial. I am using ACV for various reasons, for my weight loss (because of my menopause), my hair, my skin, and for one or two side effects of menopause. I have been using American Garden's all natural ACV(it does not have the mother) for the last two months without any side effects. But I have not lost weight, which I know will take time, but I have noticed my skin glowing(people have complemented me), the pigmentation marks are slowly fading, my hair is improving, my dry eyes are feeling lot better etc. So all good things only. I also drink it with a straw.

Another thing I noticed is that instead of feeling full, I feel like having something to eat at other times, but not during the meal times. I am also a fitness instructor and love exercising, I do exercise for minimum2 to 2 and half hours, not in one stretch, but in a day. And I exercise 5 days in a week. I know, that too much exercise also will trigger some hormones which might defeat my purpose to lose weight for intead of losing weight I would only be putting on weight or might just remain the same, but I just love exercising.

So tell me does it really make a big difference whether ones uses alll natural American Garden ACV or only Braggs raw ACV? And making this at home is a big hassle. I would request you to post your reply to my email: rama.ananth (at) gmail (dot) com.

Thank you very much.

Dental Enamel Issues
Posted by Coco (Jupiter, Fl) on 07/05/2013

I have found a way to prevent enamel erosion when drinking a cider vinegar tonic. Get a handful of dark lettuce or other greens. Put the greens in your mouth and chew them to a mush, but do not swallow them. Push the greens to both side of your mouth so they coat your teeth. Then use a straw to drink the tonic. After you drink the tonic, you can chew the greens a little more and swallow them. With a little practice, you will find that you can keep the acid from ever touching your teeth.


General Feedback
Posted by Matin (UK) on 08/16/2013

Hi Tracy, The white lines in the sky are called chemtrails and will cause sneezing itchy eyes, tiredness and lessen the effects of the ACV.

Chemtrails in our skies, GMOs in our foods, radiation and oil spills in our seas, micro waves from mobile phones and Wi-Fi in our air, and now Gas fracking leaking toxic chemicals in to our natural water systems more and more Pharmaceutical vaccines and toxic drugs in our blood, trees cut down to take away our oxygen, and all this is going on in our world today. PLEASE join the dots and the domino's should start to fall that there is a depopulation going on right now in our world, PLEASE WAKE UP those of us that are awake Invite you all to stop taking the blue pill, the blissful ignorance of illusion TV and main stream media and take the red pill embracing the sometime painful truth of reality. Taking the red pill means switching of your tell e vision because that's what they are doing and that's why they call them programs to program you. One week on the internet checking out information on these topics will open your eyes to the real world the you are living in. Home work to help you wake up.

1) Agenda 21
2) What in the world are they spraying full version
3) Why in the world are they spraying.
4) Geoengineering Destroying Our Atmosphere (Rosalind Peterson) Chemtrails & Light bulbs exposed.
5) Barrie Trower 1-13 Microwave Radiation
6) Illuminati and the CFR (Myron C Faga
7) Nasa: The end of mankind "Leaked document 2013. The most important

Positive News in our fight for a better future.

1) oppt-in One People Public Trust also known as I UV This should help to wake you up.
Oppt-in "Foreclosing all Governments Banks and corporations worldwide and set us free From debt, releasing us from this slave system that we were living under.
2) Keshe Imperial Collage (London) Offering free energy to the world and signing up courtiers to a peace treaty for a better world to live in. Is now working with oppt-in / I UV.
3) Thrive (Full version) and how it could be.
4) There are lots of thing you can do to make the changes.
5) Write to police force to report a crime against humanity every time you see chemtrails in the sky above you. Write letters, e-mail , or phone calls.
6) There are lots of Global movements you could get involved with.
7) Go on the Global march against Chemtrails on the 25 August 2013.
8) Pass on information to all, print of flyers and put up where you can.

This planet belongs to all of us not just the 1% and we need to take it back.

Peace Love and Freedom to All


Warnings
Posted by C. Jones (Cleveland, Oh) on 08/28/2012

Warning! I took apple cider vinegar (ACV) with lunch and dinner daily for about four years and developed ever-worsening fatigue. I never put the two together until I came across a book about copper toxicity and zinc deficiency. ACV is stored in copper vessels. Taking it daily can increase your copper levels and subsequently decrease your zinc levels. If your copper levels get high enough, you will develop thyroid and adrenal issues and be plagued with fatigue. Since cutting out the apple cider vinegar and taking a zinc capsule I cannot believe how much better I feel. I can exercise again and not be exhausted for days. I had tried EVERYTHING (dietary changes, medication, supplements) and nothing helped until I added zinc AND eliminated ACV (adding zinc only did not help).


General Feedback
Posted by Caitlin (Austin, Tx) on 10/07/2012

Have you looked into eliminating grains, and milk from your diet for 2 weeks then slowly introducing each one back, monitoring your symptoms? Doing this, I found that these 2 foods were the bane of my existence; the ones giving me stomach aches, acid reflux, fungus, should er/joint pain, rashes, and a host of other problems that left when I stopped eating them. I'm talking about wheat, corn, oats, yogurt, cream cheese, and milk, period! And it did not take long for my symptoms to leave. For example: When I had extremely excessive bleeding from fibromalgia with a period every 15 days, I thought I was doomed to a hysterectomy. Relief came when I went on an extremely grain free diet. Within 5 days, the basketball sized, bloated stomach was GONE, the bleeding stopped and my next period was normal, with no cramping (I didn't even know I had started), no excessive bleeding, and, 10-15 days morphed into my normal SHORT days of 4.5. A fungus patch on my arm, went away within a week. Grain-free has helped every women with my symptoms and more that I have recommended this to. It's simple, and it works. As for milk, when I don't drink it for 2 days in a row, I wake up the 3rd day with a smooth complexion compared to rashed-up and dry. So, I have a choice, beautiful skin and no stomach pain, acid reflux.... or blueberry cheesecake ice-cream and pizza! I compromise by eating these "I gotta haves" one day, once a month - if at all because, I'm gettin better at this thing called "only taking in what's going to keep me running healthy and sane. " CAT


How to Take
Posted by Cat (Austin, Tx) on 02/05/2016

Comment on Gargling with ACV:

I would not frequently do this, folks! The enamel on your teeth will eventually erode making it very easy to get cavities, plus, your teeth can thin. Best to mix with warm water in a small baby jar with a lid -- about 2 ACV tsps with 3 tablsps of water and 1 tsp of honey or molasses (if you are not worried about sugar-diabetes) and either chug down or straw-down toward the back of the throat. And certainly never gargle with ACV without quickly rinsing your mouth out thoroughly afterwards. If you want to thicken thin teeth, look into ingesting a tsp a day of FOOD GRADE diatomaceous earth (DE) for a couple of weeks to a month. Many report that it thickens teeth (it did mine - from playing card look to corn bulb look and it tightened my loose teeth. You can even brush once a week with it to whiten your teeth); helps with thin hair, gum health, arthritis, shoulder, wrist, knee and other joint pains. Do your "safety" research first. Peace out, CAT


Triglyceride Levels
Posted by Cvbhossain (Doha) on 04/27/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, Few months I googled and found this site for Apple cider vinegar to reduced my trigleceride level. I am 48 and took medicines for reducing. Then I took risk and took one tablespoon daily for 4 months within two months to my & doctor surprise my triglercite level went down.. Thanks for the person who created this site and the contirbutors for sharing their own personal effect and experience.....


How to Take
Posted by Henr (Ny, Ny Usa) on 04/04/2012

THIS IS A GENERAL COMMENT ABOUT DRINKING ACV:

Apple cider vinegar is gross, as any of you who has tried drinking it surely knows. All the posts I have seen say to dilute it with water, but in my opinion that just prolongs the terrible experience of drinking it.

I just tried mixing it with a little bit of cold tonic water (about 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar to 2-3 tsp tonic) and found that was much better than still water.

I hope that this doesn't somehow counteract acv's effectiveness, because I've found it to be much less disgusting!


Acid Reflux
Posted by Taz (Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa) on 04/03/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I have had such bad bouts of reflux. When I had my gallbladder removed it improved. But this have gotten stressful medication prices have hit the ceiling never mind to mention the side effects. Out of desperation I googled a natural remedy. I used normal vinegar and it worked. So I know that the apple cider vinegar is going to be even more effective. Thank you!!!


Multiple Cures Reported
Posted by Shari (Cumberland, Va) on 03/16/2012

I want to thank everyone for this site. I just discovered it last week and it is great. I started using ACV and I already see a big difference. My sinuses are better after being awful for over 20 yrs. I have had other symptoms no one could figure out and they haven't returned yet. I am so very thankful to God an to all who help this site. I read lots on this site now. I am telling lots of people about it to.

Multiple Cures Reported
Posted by Tlynn (Al.) on 09/16/2017

I love this site sooo much! I found it accidentally or by way of heaven, I have had A C V in my cabinet for months without using it. However I want to live a healthier life. All the comments/testimonies have made me a believer. with all the medical lawsuits surrounding pharmaceutical recalls along with my last trip to the dr, I will not be using conventional meds.


Recipes
Posted by Anonymous (Grovetown, Ga) on 02/12/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Recipe: fill coffee mug w water, warm in microwave, mix in 1 tbsp. Acv, 1tbsp honey, cinnamon and a little nutmeg... Has been 70 degrees in Georgia for most of the winter until last night.... Hot apple cider on a cold night... Very good!

Recipes
Posted by Carly (Seattle, Wa - USA) on 02/12/2012

Hi to Anonymous from Grovetown, Ga - You're recipe sounds great, all except the microwave part. Microwave energy will kill anything beneficial in the food you "nuke". Please web search it. They kill all enzymes in foods. Better to use the stove....

I used to use juices and things to mask the taste of the ACV.... But now I just pour my ACV in a glass (1oz) add BS (1/2 teaspoon) and when the foaming is done, add 10oz water and chug (use a straw for teeth protection). It still tastes kind of bad, but works great. Totally worth it.

Please get rid of the microwave for things like ACV and VCO (my opinion) and you will find they work much better. I believe that others have posted on this in the past as well, so maybe search EC for more info.

Carly :-)


Recipes
Posted by Deb (Brockton, Ma Usa) on 03/25/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Sunday, 3/25/12. This is my first day on this web site. I was looking for something for my horrible swollen ankles and lower legs. Not sure if my ankles are gout or just the effects of this salt-a-holic eating too much corned beef for St. Patty's Day (and leftovers). I am amazed at all the things ALC can cure or alleviate. I just tried the apple cider recipe with ACV (an old bottle I had), honey, cinnamon and nutmeg. Delicious. I actually like the taste. I was tempted to drink another glass right away, but decided to spread it out three times a day, morning, noon and night (unless I find another recipe I like then I will alternate).

Thirty minutes after drinking the apple cider, I started feeling more awake and alert. It was affecting something in my brain. Time will tell with some of my other ailments. I have not noticed any bad after effects. The air also feels cooler when I breath, maybe its also affecting my sinuses. In any event, I will continue drinking it and reading some of the other remedies listed on this web site. Who knows, maybe it will change my life for the better and I can shed some of my unwanted pounds. Thank you for your recipe. I have to go to the store and buy a new bottle of ACV, the one I have is pretty old, and some more honey. Great web site.


General Feedback
Posted by Liam (Co. Westmeath, Leinster, Ireland) on 01/06/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Hello, I've taken Apple Cider Vinegar for past 2 months never felt better.


Acid Reflux
Posted by Curtis (Biloxi) on 01/13/2017

Kelvin. I think you should be adding the raw unfiltered honey with the ACV. I think it's the combination that does the trick. But read more about it. I use ACV and honey and my Acid reflux has gone away.


Recipes
Posted by Alexg (San Antonio, Tx) on 12/21/2011

I drink the apple cider vinegar like a tea... Boil some water w/ a stick of cinnamon and let that steep 20 min, then add ACV, honey and lemon. Makes it taste better! :) And the medicinal properties of cinnamon helps me as well. :)


How to Take
Posted by Lady Day (Somewhere, In) on 12/13/2011
5 out of 5 stars

My daughter turned me on to apple cider vinegar (ACV) a while ago. I would like to suggest a WONDERFUL way to consume it. You will look forward to your daily cup if you will try the following:

Add 2 teaspoons of ACV to a hot cup of green tea. I sweeten with Sugar in the Raw (turbinado sugar). Add a couple sticks of cinnamon and voila!

Trust me... (1) cup won't be enough. You 'll think you're drinking apple cider and not only are you getting lots of antioxidants, you're lowering your blood pressure, glucose and acidity.



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