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The kitchen staple, apple cider vinegar, has become somewhat popular in Google searches when seeking nutrition advice.  Some claim it to be a miracle liquid that can remedy many health ailments. Because there is little human research out there on apple cider vinegar, it’s good to be cautious, but doesn’t mean it can’t offer some benefits and flavor.

Vinegar comes from the French phrase vin aigre, meaning sour wine.  The acetic acid is what makes it sour.  Adding yeast to apples turns the sugars into alcohol, when a bacteria turns the alcohol into acetic acid.  Aka: fermentation.  History shows that ancient Greeks treated wounds with it.  Lately, people have explored apple cider vinegar as a way to lose weight, improve diabetes, and even treat dandruff.

Apple cider vinegar is considered safe when consumed in moderation. It can’t replace a healthy lifestyle, but can supplement it.  Usually people consume 1-2 tablespoons per day if they want to benefit their health. Vinegar also contains polyphenols, which can help stop cells from turning into cancer cells.

Because of the high acidity of apple cider vinegar, drinking a lot of it can potentially damage your teeth, hurt your throat, or upset your stomach. However, don’t let that stop you from using it in cooking, baking, or salad dressings, as this vinegar can add a lot of flavor when used sparingly!

Exciting new!  Our in-person Beneficial Bites education presentations have resumed. These are free, 45min – 1 hour sessions that are scheduled at various dining sites, and include taste-testing of the monthly featured food item. No reservations are needed. The schedule of times and locations of these presentations can be found in the monthly Barron Country Review newspaper and on our website at Please visit us and click on the “Programs” tab, then the “Nutrition” tab to find the Beneficial Bites information at your fingertips.  Previous Beneficial Bites information and recipes can also be found here. For additional questions or comments please call Darby at 715.537.6225 or email at

Beneficial Bites

Joe will once again entertain with his knowledge of Apple Cider Vinegar Wednesday,, September 22nd 1pm

Apple Cider Vinegar: Not the Miracle Cure

Plan to attend for samples, recipes and a few laughs.