About Apple Cider Vinegar


Apple Cider Vinegar, just another fad diet or the future? If you’re wondering about what ACV is, how you can take it and what “The Mother” is, you’ve come to the right place. Read below to find out more about Apple Cider Vinegar.


Apple Cider Vinegar is made when yeast and bacteria are added to apple juice.

Usually, this would start the fermentation process where the yeast turns the sugar in the fruit into alcohol. But don’t worry, there’s no alcohol in ACV.
Eventually, bacteria turn the alcohol into acetic acid, which gives ACV it’s strong taste and smell. This is a natural process which doesn’t require heating or adding artificial additives.

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Different types of ACV

There are a few different types of ACV. These include:

  • Filtered / Unfiltered – filtered means that “The Mother” is filtered out – you will notice that the liquid is clear compared to the unfiltered vinegars where she is still in!
  • Pasteurised / Unpasteurised – pasteurised means that the product is heat treated

OSU Apple Cider Vinegar is unfiltered, unpasteurised and contains “The Mother”.

Apple Cider Vinegar with “The Mother”

Raw, unfiltered and unpasteurised Apple Cider Vinegar contains “The Mother”. She is a cloudy substance made from strands of protein which occur naturally during the fermentation.

Unfiltered ACV has a cloudier appearance than filtered, because of “The Mother”. These natural enzymes settle to the bottom of the bottle, so be sure to give it a good shake before you use it.

Apple Cider Vinegar Taste

The taste of apple cider vinegar isn’t for everyone. This is the reason we blend our high-quality ACV with 100% natural fruit juices, to help with the sharp taste. At OSU, we sell two different flavours of ACV:

How to take Apple Cider Vinegar

You can take Apple Cider Vinegar every day as part of a daily habit. At OSU, we believe in making small, actionable changes rather than fitness fads. As well as trying different flavours of Apple Cider Vinegar, you can add it into different foods and drink.

When drinking ACV, it can be taken with water or added into hot drinks and smoothies. Try adding one part (20ml) OSU to nine parts of water. We wouldn’t recommend taking it straight.

ACV can also be added to foods, like being used as marinade, salad dressing and added into cakes. Take a look at our recipes for some more inspiration.


You can also buy OSU apple cider vinegar from the following UK retailers: