Difference between Apple Cider Vinegar & Apple Cider Vinegar with “Mother Vinegar” –
ACV Has Mother Issues! (Pun – Intended)
Both versions are made with a “mother” (a substance composed of cellulose and friendly bacteria), which turns the apple juice from alcohol to actual vinegar. It’s the mother that causes the only major difference between the two types of apple cider vinegar.
Filtered ACV will have no trace of the mother and most likely be pasteurized. The filtering process removes the vinegar “mother” and any sediment, leaving a clear, amber-coloured vinegar. Unfiltered ACV will have a small amount of the mother and is organic and unpasteurized. Its appearance is cloudy and may contain small amounts of sediment. It also allows you to make your own vinegar with it.