Have you ever seen “apple cider vinegar with the mother” at the grocery store, and wondered what the heck “the mother” means? It sounds like a pretty odd phrase, but the mother is actually what makes apple cider vinegar so healthy!
Keep reading to learn more about the mother and find out why it’s so good for you. After all, mother knows best!
What’s “the mother?”
If you’re buying apple cider vinegar for its health benefits, you need to find one that contains the mother. “The mother” is what gives apple cider vinegar a cloudy appearance, because it’s made up of stringy bits of probiotics and enzymes. Some apple cider vinegar products remove the mother because of that cloudy feature, but it is a key part to make this ingredient healthy. Fun fact: our shrubs, made with apple cider vinegar, contain the mother!
Why is the mother so important?
There exists a good kind of bacteria – who knew that was possible? – and the mother is chock-full of it. These beneficial bacteria, called probiotics, help boost your immune system and fight off illness. Your body needs a balance between good and bad bacteria, and probiotics help maintain that balance to keep you healthy.
The enzymes found in the mother are another great piece of the apple cider vinegar puzzle. These bad boys are known to control cell growth and death, which is why apple cider vinegar with the mother is thought to prevent cancer. Enzymes also aid in digestion, because they break up large molecules found in your digestive system. Essentially, enzymes’ job is to help your body absorb all the great nutrients from the food you eat.
How can I benefit from the mother?
Rest assured, you don’t need to take a daily shot of vinegar to enjoy all the mother has to offer. Our shrubs are made with apple cider vinegar with the mother, and you can use them in cocktails, mocktails, vinaigrettes, marinades, and so much more. Rather than drinking apple cider vinegar straight, you’ll get all the benefits of the mother without the horrible taste. Our shrubs come in five awesome flavors, so there’s a mother for every occasion.
Still not convinced of the mother’s power? Learn more about the health benefits of shrubs, both as a drinking vinegar and an energy booster, in our blog. Or, if we’ve sold you already, join the shrub club and order your very own Anna’s Kitchen Shrubs today!
Handcrafted by Anna Scott in her own kitchen and manufactured locally in Rhode Island, Anna’s Kitchen Shrubs are made with certified organic fruits, vegetables, herbs and raw apple cider vinegar with the mother. Anna’s Kitchen Shrubs are offered in 5 unique, award-winning flavors and can be added to your cocktails, mocktails, salad dressings, marinades, sauces, or can simply act as a refreshing drinking vinegar.
Anna’s Kitchen LLC. is a privately held company operating out of Barrington, RI with widespread distribution capabilities for businesses and consumers through direct online ordering, at various grocery and liquor stores, or by partnering with purveyors.