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Keepin’ It Hot with Fire Cider Vinegar

Makes 2 cups (500 mL)

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    Fire cider is a powerful botanical concoction that combines a host of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredients marinated for several weeks in ACV. It can be used as a potent cold and flu buster or for digestive support. Make it extra special by adding a couple of tablespoons of goji berries to the marinating mix.

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    Tip! For added heat, use in any recipe that calls for apple cider vinegar.

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    Keepin’ It Hot with Fire Cider Vinegar

    Ingredients

    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 4 or 5 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 1/4 cup (60 mL) freshly grated gingerroot
    • 1/4 cup (60 mL) freshly grated horseradish
    • 1 small whole red chili, seeded
    • 2 cups (500 mL) apple cider vinegar, plus extra if needed

    Nutrition

    Per serving:

    • calories6
    • protein0g
    • fat0g
    • carbohydrates0g
    • sodium1mg

    Directions

    01

    In medium-sized canning jar, combine ingredients, adding enough vinegar to completely cover other ingredients. Apply lid to canning jar and shake to blend. Place in cool, dark place for up to 1 month.

    02

    After 1 month, strain through cheesecloth-lined sieve, squeezing out as much liquid as possible. Clean canning jar and return vinegar to clean jar. Refrigerate until ready to serve; it can be refrigerated for up to a month.

    03

    To serve, add 1 Tbsp (15 mL) to a cup of hot water.

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    This recipe is part of the Apple Cider Vinegar for Digestion collection.

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