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Does apple cider vinegar have alcohol in it?

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2007-08-27 23:16:28

Most likely in trace amounts, yes.

To make apple cider vinegar, you start with apple juice.

Yeast is added to the juice, which transforms the sugars in the

juice to alcohol. During this time, care is taken to ensure that no

oxygen is able to get to the "must".If it is allowed to completely

ferment, nearly all (but unlikely completely all) off the sugarsa

will be gone from the juice. At this point you have "Hard" cider

(or just cider if you live outside the USA).

At this point, the airlocks are removed and a bacteria is

introduced (or allowed to self-introduce) to the cider. This

bacteria turns the alcohol into acedic acid- which is the stuff

that gives vinegar its strong taste and smell.

It is unlikely that there would be a complete transformation of

all the alcohol, so yes there is most likely alcohol in the

vinegar.

However, it is in amounts so small as to be nearly impossible to

detect.


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