The shrub – a new health trend taking the world by storm. And no, we’re not talking about the kind of shrub you might find lining someone’s backyard. This shrub can be enjoyed in your everyday food and drinks, all while offering numerous health benefits.
The shrub has actually been around for hundreds of years. Back in 17th century England, before refrigeration, colonials would preserve fruit in barrels of vinegar. The fruit-flavored vinegar was then strained out and drank straight or mixed with liquor. Drinking shrub was believed to boost energy and provide other health benefits.
Although the shrub’s popularity disappeared with refrigeration, today it’s making a comeback. A shrub is typically mixed into cocktails to add robust flavor with organic ingredients you can actually understand (no aspartame here!). You can even use the shrub in marinades and salad dressings to put a healthy spin on your favorite meals.
An important ingredient of the shrub is raw apple cider vinegar with the mother. Apple cider vinegar is made by fermenting either apple cider or crushed apples with vinegar. “The mother” is the healthiest part of apple cider vinegar, giving you probiotics and enzymes to help prevent sickness and break down foods.
Studies have shown that daily consumption of apple cider vinegar has many health benefits. It can help regulate normal body processes like blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol, and it may even slow the growth of tumors.
The opportunities for shrub flavors are endless. Anna’s Kitchen offers five bold flavors, all made with 100% organic ingredients. You can choose from:
- Refreshing and Bold
- Try it with juleps, mojitos, and craft sodas
Apple Cider Ginger
- Spirited and Warm
- Combine with bourbon, ginger ale, and root veggies
- Vibrant and Sweet
- Perfect for tropical drinks, rum, and marinades
Strawberry Lemon Thyme
- Zesty and Balanced
- Mix with sparkling white wine, spritzers, and summer salads
- Fresh and Unexpected
- Great with tequila, sweet tea, and salsa
There’s no doubt about the shrub’s health benefits and awesome flavor. Looking to try out the shrub for yourself? Anna’s Kitchen Shrub is offered in over 70 locations, from bars and restaurants to retail and liquor stores. Check out our Retailers & Restaurants page to find your closest location, or order online today!