What is Coconut Vinegar? Most of us have heard about the wonders of Apple Cider Vinegar and how beneficial daily consumption can be for health. There exist a tropical type of vinegar encompassing the exact same benefits on top of having a low glycemic index and a nice mild flavour. Say hello to the new Coconut Cider Vinegar ☺
Coconut Cider Vinegar is similar to other types of fermented vinegars, like its apple counterpart, except that it contains a more impressive nutritional profile. That is because coconut trees are often grown in extremely nutrient rich soil, which contributes to enhance the nutritional qualities of its fruit – the coconut.
Coconut cider vinegar can be made either from coconut water or from the sap of the coconut flowers. There is both a plethora of additional health benefits, as well as a palatable difference between coconut vinegar made from the “sap” of the coconut tree, and that made from the water of mature coconuts. Diluted forms of vinegar made from coconut water (commonly known as “purong tuba”), often retail for cheaper and serve for cleaning purposes. However, coconut vinegar made from coconut flower nectar, produces a highly nutrient-rich liquid that provides a multitude of health benefits when consumed.
The Coconut Magic Difference
When it comes to consuming vinegar, nothing compares to 100% pure, raw, unfiltered and unpasteurized coconut vinegar made from coconut meat. Our naturally fermented coconut vinegar is unique as it is the only vinegar made from the cider of the coconut flesh. The process involves using a by-product from the extraction of our virgin coconut oil, which is part of our supplier's zero-waste production process. Better for the environment, better for us! Our organic coconut cider vinegar encompasses the synergistic benefits of the amino acids from both the coconut sap and the organic defatted & high protein coconut milk.
Like apple cider vinegar, our vinegar has nothing added during the fermentation process, allowing it to retain, and even enhance, the nutritional properties of the coconut. This forms what is known as the ‘mother’ – a rich substance full of living probiotics, enzymes, and other health promoting cofactors. Our coconut cider vinegar has a stronger sourness, a natural truly delicious taste and is the first choice for health-conscious consumers.
Exactly like apple cider vinegar, coconut vinegar is considered a functional ‘super food’ because it has healing benefits beyond its nutritional content. When compared to apple cider vinegar, however, a coconut simply has more nutrients than an apple, thus offering a naturally higher source of minerals and phytonutrients.
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Some of the many health benefits of coconut cider vinegar include:
- Low GI content (35):coconut cider vinegar helps slow down the rate at which sugar is released in the bloodstream, which makes it a great option for diabetics.
- 17 amino acids (including all 9 essential amino acids):compared to apple cider vinegar which has 16 of them. Amino acids have an alkalizing effect on the body, aid digestion, contribute to the repair and rebuilding of muscle tissue, enhance brain and nervous system function, and boost the immune system and energy levels.
- Rich in mineral: coconut cider vinegar provides 65 important minerals such as potassium which is important in maintaining electrolyte balance, controlling blood pressure and metabolizing sugar; copper, which assists the body with red blood cell formation and iron absorption; iron which is crucial for the creation of red blood cells and magnesium, essential for proper nerve and muscle function.
- Live prebiotics: coconut cider vinegar contains therapeutic quantities of naturally occurring fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), a prebiotic that promotes digestive health.
- High in vitamins:coconut cider vinegar is a rich source of broad-spectrum B vitamins & vitamin C, which is essential for immunity.
- Almost neutral pH: coconut cider vinegar aids in neutralising acidity in the body.
- Low in calories:ideal for those looking to lose weight as it promotes satiety.
- Antimicrobial:: coconut cider vinegar can be used to treat a range of skin ailments, dark circles, acne scars or psoriasis. It also makes a great [natural conditioner]!
Our vinegar is certified organic and has no added coconut water, sugar cane, artificial yeast or sour enhancement, added MSG or flavor enhancement and is 100% chemical free.
How To Use
Coconut cider vinegar is incredibly versatile, and can be used for multiple purposes, just like you would use apple cider vinegar!
- Use for cooking, dipping, as a salad dressing, and add to sauces and/or condiments.
- Take one to two tablespoons medicinally (just like you would with apple cider vinegar) before meals to stimulate stomach acid concentration and aid digestion.
- Use as part of an internal cleansing program.
- Use on the skin to reduce body odor (an all natural deodorant), dark circles, acne scars, dark spots, and wrinkles
- Use to treat sunburns, oily skin, irritated skin, insect bites, dry/cracked heels, and/or black heads.
- Use as a shampoo and conditioner.
- Use as a chemical-free herbicide.
AUTHOR: LIZ LEMIEUX
Liz grew up in the beautiful nordic city of Quebec in Canada. A qualified yoga instructor and a business graduate, Liz is passionate about health, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Besides yoga, she enjoys surfing, outdoors, cooking, and planning her next travel adventure. Liz manages marketing and social media at Coconut Magic. You can learn more about Liz at lizlemi.