“The Mother”

What it is: The Mother is the cloudy substance that you see in our Apple Cider Vinegar. It can settle and form into sediment at the bottom of the bottle.

Function: It consists of a matrix of prebiotics, proteins, enzymes, minerals, polyphenols, vitamins and other compounds produced by friendly bacteria and unfiltered apple juice.

Benefits: Bragg never filters out the Mother from its Organic Apple Cider Vinegar!

Acetic acid

What it is: It’s an organic acid created during the fermentation process that makes apple cider vinegar. One tablespoon of apple cider vinegar contains approximately 750 mg of acetic acid.

Function: Prevailing science has shown that acetic acid is the active component in vinegar that accounts for three key benefits.

Benefits: The three key benefits are: maintaining healthy weight levels, supporting healthy blood glucose levels, and supporting healthy cholesterol levels.

Nutritional yeast

What it is: The fermentation product of carbohydrates by yeast that has been fortified with B vitamins.

Function: Good source of vegan protein and alternative for cheese.

Benefits: Bragg nutritional yeast contains naturally occurring beta-glucan fiber, which helps support a healthy immune system.

Liquid aminos

What it is: It is a all purpose seasoning from non-gmo soy protein that can be used to replace conventional fermentation soy sauce.

Function: 16 amino acids: alanine; arginine; aspartic acid; glutamic acid; glycine; histidine; isoleucine; lysine; leucine; methionine; phenylalanine; proline; serine; threonine; tyrosine; valine.

Benefits: A great alternative for soy sauce and is gluten free.

Prebiotics

What it is: Prebiotics serve as fuel for probiotics, which are the beneficial bacteria that do the work in our gut.  The compounds derived from apples and other by-products created during the fermentation of our apple cider vinegar contain prebiotics.

Function: While probiotics are living, prebiotics are not a living material.  

Benefits: Provide Probiotics substrates for growth and survival in the gut.

Postbiotics

What it is: Postbiotics are all the materials produced by the bacteria during the fermentation process. They are found in any food which has been fermented by live bacteria, such as kefir, kimchi, sauerkraut, tempeh, yogurt and Apple Cider Vinegar!

Function: Postbiotics include the substances produced by the bacteria in the fermenting process such as short chain fatty acids and functional proteins, as well as parts of bacteria leftover after the process, such as cell walls.

Benefits: Scientists believe some postbiotics act to maintain gut health and reduce inflammation. 

Organic

What it is: USDA certified organic foods are grown and processed according to federal guidelines addressing, among many factors, soil quality, animal raising practices, pest and weed control, and use of additives. Organic producers rely on natural substances and physical, mechanical, or biologically based farming methods to the fullest extent possible.

Function: Organic means that the apple trees received no application of prohibited substances, such as petroleum fertilizers and non-organic insecticides, for at least three years prior to harvest. Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar is always made with organic apples .

Benefits: No synthetic pesticides. Sustainable practices for our environment. Use of environmentally friendly fertilizers.

Unfiltered

What it is: filtration is the process of removing all of solid substances not in the solution.

Function: Bragg does not filter out the solids produced during the fermentation such as the Mother or apple solids.

Benifits: The solids in the Mother contain different material that includes prebiotics and the fermenting bacteria.

“Live” or “Raw”

What it is: Raw product has not been chemically altered or cooked.

Function: preserves product integrity including vitamins, proteins, and flavor.

Benefits: Bragg does not pasteurize the Apple Cider Vinegar, leaving the friendly bacteria in the Mother alive.

Unpasteurized

What it is: Pasteurization is the partial sterilization of a product. There could be different methods of pasteurization.

Benefits: Bragg does not pasteurize the Apple Cider Vinegar, leaving the friendly bacteria in the Mother alive.