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Eating Better

Health issues are taking on critical importance in North-American society. Physical fitness and healthy eating are new cornerstones of modern life.

The nutritional qualities of Ancestral cider vinegar make it an ideal food that nourishes you without disrupting your eating and cooking habits.

The recipes that follow are easy to prepare and amount to substantial savings, compared with the high cost of dressings, sauces and mayonnaise purchased at your grocery store. We know you will enjoy cooking with Ancestral cider vinegar.

We suggest you start by discovering the pleasant surprises in the next few pages, then you can go on to make your very own creations.

Cook well, and bon appétit!

Cooking Advice

Quite often, the best cooking secrets are the “little tricks”. These little details make your dinner table a memorable and alluring place. Here is some advice and a few cooking suggestions that will help turn you into an expert chef and that will truly enrich the flavour of your concoctions.

  • Wash vegetables with Ancestral vinegar and a bit of salt to rid them of dirt and insects.
  • Add Ancestral vinegar to boiled cabbage for better results.
  • Don’t hesitate to substitute Ancestral vinegar for lemon juice in your recipes.
  • To enrich the taste of soups, add Ancestral vinegar.
  • Ancestral vinegar is a treat when added to braised beef a la mode.
  • Add Ancestral vinegar and a bit of boiling water to basting fluids to add flavour to meat and poultry.
  • Add Ancestral vinegar to chips and french fries. · Tenderize meat with Ancestral vinegar.

Body Care

In addition to its numerous uses in the kitchen, cider vinegar has proven to be a valuable ally in daily body care. After just a few trials, you will be convinced of its merits. Soon, cider vinegar will grace the shelves of your medicine cabinet. Here are a few timeless recipes that illustrate how Ancestral Vinegar can help you.

  • Tired feet: Let feet soak in a tub filled with 4 inches (10 cm) of water and ½ cup Ancestral vinegar.
  • Hair color: To restore the richness of original color, mix, in a glass of water, 4 tsp. Ancestral vinegar, 4 tsp. molasses, 4 tsp. honey and pour onto hair. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse.
  • Hair rinse: ½ tbsp. Ancestral vinegar in 2 cups hot water.
  • To reduce appetite: 1 tbsp. Ancestral vinegar in 1 glass of hot water.
  • Insect bites: Apply a few drops of Ancestral vinegar directly to the bite.
  • Dirty hands: Wash with laundry detergent diluted in Ancestral vinegar.
  • Perms: 1 tbsp. Ancestral vinegar in 2 cups hot water. Use during rinse.
  • Skin cleanser: Crush 3 strawberries in ¼ cup of Ancestral vinegar. Let stand 2 hours. Soak in a cloth and rub over the body and neck before bed.
  • Corns: Apply a compress made from stale bread dipped in Ancestral vinegar.
  • Age spots: Rub with 1 tsp. onion juice and 2 tsp. Ancestral vinegar.
  • Itching: Apply a paste made from corn starch and Ancestral vinegar.
  • Hiccups: Slowly sip 1 glass of hot water containing 1 tsp. Ancestral vinegar.
  • Cramps: Drink 1 glass of water mixed with 1 tsp. Ancestral vinegar at bedtime.
  • Flatulence: Slowly drink 1 glass of hot water mixed with 1 tbsp. Ancestral vinegar and 1 tsp. honey.
  • Aching muscles: Surround the affected area with gauze soaked in Ancestral vinegar, 3 to 5 minutes, a few times a day.
  • Minor burns: Apply Ancestral vinegar.
  • Underarms: Wash with Ancestral vinegar to eliminate odor.
  • Haemorrhoids: Apply a cloth soaked in Ancestral vinegar for a few minutes.

White Vinegar

The many advantages that cider vinegar can bring to your recipes are no longer a secret. Nonetheless, white vinegar will always be useful in household chores. Here are several uses for white vinegar, some of which you may already know, and other that you can add to your list of handy hints for daily housekeeping.

  • Cutting boards for meat: Clean with cloth soaked in vinegar.
  • Eyeglasses: Wet lenses. Add 2 drops of vinegar to each and wipe.
  • Animal urine: Clean soiled areas with half-and-half mixture of water and vinegar.
  • Rust: Add ¼ cup vinegar to 8 cups of water to remove rust stains.
  • Soiled sponges: Let soak in 8 cups of water and ¼ cup vinegar.
  • Soiled carpets: Brush with soapy water containing a bit of vinegar.
  • Copper: Polish with half-and-half mixture of lemon juice and vinegar.
  • Mold: Mix ¼ cup vinegar with 8 cups of water and wash the contours of your windows.
  • Cast iron pans: Fill with water and 1/7 cup vinegar; let boil for ½ hour and wipe clean. Remove rust spots.
  • Pant cuffs: Remove calcium spots by allowing area to soak in half-and-half solution of water and vinegar. Wash or dry clean.
  • Car mats: See above.
  • Pewter: Apply paste made from 1 tbsp. salt, 1 tbsp. flour and a hint of vinegar. Let dry and polish.
  • Limestone deposits: Rub bathtub rim with pure vinegar.
  • Laundry: Add ¼ cup vinegar to your wash to obtain vibrant colors.
  • Baby toys: Add a bit of vinegar to your water to disinfect toys.
  • Shower head: Let soak in a small bowl filled with vinegar to eliminate deposits that may block ducts.
  • Drain pipes: To keep clean, pour in ½ cup baking soda and ½ cup vinegar. Wait 15 minutes and run hot water.
  • Washing machine: Fill tub with warm water and 2 cups vinegar. Run regular cycle.

Vinegar Diet


Do you wish to lose some weight and give your digestive system a break? Discover our famous diet of Ancestral cider vinegar used with success by thousands of people in Quebec. This diet is simple, easy to follow and gives amazing results. Each week, choose a day when you do not need to do great physical efforts. During that day, consume 1 of 2 beverages suggested below and while excluding all other foods.

This diet is not frustrating because during the 6 other days of the week, you eat as usual and without restriction your favorite meals. During these 6 days, take one teaspoon of Ancestral cider vinegar in a glass of water two times a day before eating. The majority of people who have adopted this diet appreciate this chosen day that permits them to take care of themselves, to relax and to lose weight while resting their digestive system. After a few weeks, you will get used to this pleasant routine that you will be able to pursue until you have attained your ideal weight.


  • 2 liters water
  • 4 tablespoons Ancestral vinegar
  • Juice from 2 lemons
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper

Mix and drink during chosen day.

  • 2 liters diet soda (diet cola, diet ginger ale, etc)
  • 4 tablespoons Ancestral vinegar
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper

Mix and drink during the chosen day.

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