40. Preserve food with apple cider vinegar.
The acidity in apple cider vinegar makes it ideal for preserving fruits and vegetables. People have done pickling using apple cider vinegar for thousands of years. The prebiotic nature of ACV naturally ferments food and feeds existing probiotics in the gut, leading to a healthier environment in the body. It can also make foods that are difficult to digest raw, like garlic, more natural for your stomach to handle. Apple cider vinegar makes a portion of food more acidic, deactivating its enzymes and killing bacteria that lead to spoilage. Use vinegar, salt, and spices to save vegetables. Honey, lemon, sugar, and sweet spices can be used to preserve fruits. Be advised that apple cider vinegar’s natural color can change the color of some fruits and veggies, but they’re safe to eat!