DIY: Fennel-Infused Apple Cider Vinegar |

DIY: Fennel-Infused Apple Cider Vinegar

Sarena-Rae Santos August 29, 2023

Functional foods are my favorite foods. I love incorporating medicinal herbs into the foods I cook and using food as medicine. There’s nothing like a highly nutritious and beneficial addition to an already delicious meal. One of the easiest ways to do this is vinegar extracts.

In high school, I was diagnosed with gastritis, and in my early adult years, I was diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). So, of course, for my first vinegar infusion, I went with Fennel-Infused Apple Cider Vinegar.

If you’ve read our fennel herbal profile, you know fennel is a carminative herb that promotes digestion, soothes the gut, and removes gas from the digestive tract. Aside from fennel’s digestive benefits, it also has benefits like:

  • Highly Nutritious
  • Anti-inflammatory Properties
  • Antibacterial Properties
  • May Support Heart Health
  • May Provide Menopause Symptom Relief
  • May Increase Breastmilk Supply
  • Anticancer Properties

This recipe helps hone in on the antibacterial and gut-supporting properties of fennel. Add in the amazing benefits of apple cider vinegar, and you have the perfect recipe for digestion support before meals.

Fennel-Infused Apple Cider Vinegar

Ingredients & Materials

Step 1: Gather ¼ cup of fennel seeds. 

Step 2: In a mason jar, pour 1 cup vinegar over the herbs and combine well.

Step 3: Place the jar in a cool, dark cabinet to steep for about four weeks and shake daily.

Step 4: After steeping, strain the mixture through a strainer covered in cheesecloth. 

Optional: Some people use a French press to extract the remaining liquid after straining the mixture.

Step 5: Transfer to a dark-colored, glass, airtight container for long-term storage.

Usage & Storage: Take 30 minutes before meals. Add one teaspoon of fennel-infused apple cider vinegar to as much or as little water as you want. It will last about six months when stored in a cool, dark place like a cabinet (you can also store it in the refrigerator to retain flavor). If you notice a rancid smell or visible mold at the top, it has gone bad.

Disclaimer: This post is not intended as medical advice. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, and nothing in this post is intended to diagnose, treat, or cure anything. If you have questions, please do your own research or seek advice from a health professional.

Have you ever made infused apple cider vinegar? If so, what’s your favorite kind to make?

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Sarena-Rae Santos
Sarena-Rae Santos' journey to natural health began in 2019 when she swayed away from allopathic medicine after becoming wheelchair-bound due to the side effects of 20+ medications. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and dizziness due to nystagmus were the sources of her many health complications. Sarena's symptoms diminished after adopting a healthier lifestyle surrounding whole foods and herbs, leaving her a fantastic quality of life and a passion for educating people.

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