Apple cider vinegar is a type of vinegar made from apples with a pale to medium amber color. Unpasteurized and organic ACV contains the 'mother of vinegar,' a bacterial culture made up of acids which is part of the natural fermentation process. This culture has a cobweb-like appearance and can make the vinegar look slightly congealed, but it is totally natural, safe and even edible! Apple cider vinegar's mild, sweet flavor is great for salad dressings, marinades, vinaigrettes, food preservatives, and chutneys, among other things. It is made by crushing apples and squeezing out the liquid.