Just like honey, apple cider vinegar (ACV) is one of nature’s superior products. When combined with honey, the natural benefits multiply.
We know what honey is and the benefits it provides, but what is ACV and why is it so beneficial?
ACV is a liquid made from crushing apples and squeezing out the liquid. From here, bacteria and yeast are added to start the fermentation process, in which the sugars turn into alcohol. Like other vinegars, it has a distinct, extremely sour, unpleasant taste. ACV is also highly acidic so it’s best to dilute before consuming for health precautions.
ACV has been said to treat everything from cold symptoms to weight issues. The liquid is rich in minerals, like potassium, sodium, calcium and magnesium, and also contains trace minerals and various vitamins.
Aside from increasing the benefits by combining the duo, adding honey to recipes that have ACV also balances the sourness and overall taste.
Ready to soak up the pair’s health advantages? Try one, or all, of these recipes!
Recipe for Apple Cinder Vinegar and Honey Drink
1 tsp. Aunt Sue’s® Raw Honey
1 tsp. ACV
1 cup of water
Stir all ingredients together and serve immediately.
The sweetness of honey dilutes the acidy and taste of ACV in this drink, while still providing all of the natural benefits.
Lemon Detox Drink Recipe
2 tbsp. Aunt Sue’s® Raw Honey
1 tbsp. ACV
Juice from 1 lemon
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
¾ cup of water
Mix all of the ingredients together.
The addition of lemon juice to this drink adds a punch of flavor. Cayenne pepper may provide the following benefits: improved digestion, reduced bloating and increased blood circulation. This detox recipe is often consumed to aid in sinus infection, sore throat and cold relief.
Honey and Apple Cider Vinaigrette
2 ½ tbsp. Sue Bee® Honey
¾ cup olive oil
½ cup ACV
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. oregano
¼ tsp. fresh ground pepper
Whisk all ingredients together. Store in a sealed container in the fridge.
Skip store-bought salad dressings, which may contain harmful additives, and absorb all the healthy benefits honey and ACV provide. This quick and easy dressing goes great drizzled over your favorite greens.
Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey Baked Cod
¾ cup Aunt Sue’s® Raw Honey
4 6-oz. cod fillets
½ cup low-sodium soy sauce
½ cup toasted sesame seed oil
1/3 cup ACV
1 ½ tsp. freshly ground pepper
1 tsp. freshly chopped ginger
Mix and marinate all of the ingredients with the fillets for 24 hours. Heat oven to 450 F while preparing a baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove the cod from the marinade and bake for 7-9 minutes, or until the fillets flake easily.
Ginger contains chemicals that may reduce nausea and inflammation. Cod is a good source of protein, phosphorus, niacin and vitamin B 12. These additives with the honey and ACV enhance the healthy supplements of the fish dish.
ACV Honey Pineapple Drink
1 tbsp. Aunt Sue’s® Raw Honey
1 tbsp. ACV
½ cup fresh pineapple juice
1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
Mix all of the ingredients together and enjoy!
In addition to ACV and honey’s health advantages, pineapple juice is said to contain anti-inflammatory properties and is packed with vitamins and antioxidants. Pineapple juice is also a natural energy booster.
While honey and ACV have been shown to contain powerful healing properties thanks to numerous studies, Sue Bee Honey® does not guarantee these homemade recipes will be effective for every person. If you have serious health conditions or are worried how the duo may interact with your health, please consult with your physician.