Use this herbal-infused apple cider vinegar for all your salad dressing needs. It’s a refreshing and healthy option, filled with the power of anti-inflammatory licorice root.
The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar and Our Herbal Infusion
Apple cider vinegar is made from the fermentation of apple cider, with a whole host of health benefits. According to studies, apple cider vinegar helps the body to maintain and lower blood sugar levels, which is essential in fighting diabetes. Apple cider vinegar can also aid in weight loss and reducing cholesterol.
Licorice root, too, has many benefits, including fighting against skin inflammation and skin infection. This special root also has glabridin and glabrene, which are flavonoids that help to relieve stomach discomfort. You can also drink it as a tea to help boost your immune system like in my recipe here.
How to Use the Herbal-Infused Apple Cider Vinegar
- You can use this herbal-infused apple cider vinegar in almost any recipe that calls for vinegar. I especially love using it in salad dressings in place of the typical vinegar dressing.
- If your soup or stew is tasting a little flat, add some apple cider vinegar for acidity. Start with a tablespoon, taste, and add more if needed.
- Use it when making bone broth. The apple cider vinegar helps to draw out the nutrients from the bones.
- 2 cups apple cider vinegar with “the mother”
- 2 fresh rosemary sprigs
- 4 fresh thyme sprigs
- 1 tablespoon dried licorice root
- Combine the apple cider vinegar with the rosemary, thyme, and licorice root in a large glass jar.
- Cover the jar tightly and place in a dark, cool corner, letting the apple cider vinegar steep for at least 2 to 4 weeks.
- Strain the herbs from the infused apple cider vinegar. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
If you’re looking for more healthy ways to add apple cider vinegar to your diet, try making this immune-boosting syrup that’s great for helping to fight off colds and flus.
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