Find answers to frequently asked questions about Bragg Organic and raw apple cider vinegar with the mother and other products

How is Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar made?

Our Apple Cider Vinegar is made from fresh, crushed, organically grown apples from Bragg’s very own orchard. Afterwards, the crushed apples are allowed to “mature” in tanks where they go through 2 natural fermentation processes to become vinegar. Bragg vinegar looks and tastes very different from the refined and distilled vinegars usually found in supermarkets. As the Vinegar matures, a cobweb-like substance develops, called the “Mother” that makes our vinegar cloudy.

What is the “mother”?

The “mother” of vinegar is similar to the SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) in kombucha. It’s a dark and cloudy substance formed naturally during the Bragg vinegar fermentation process from pectin and apple residues. The mother is made up of strand-like protein chains, enzymes, and friendly bacteria which explains its popularity as an aid to digestion. Other types or brands of vinegar may not contain these properties due to over-processing, filtration and overheating.

Is Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar Organic?

Yes, Bragg vinegar is made from organic apples and is certified USDA organic as well as European Organic. To make sure you have a genuine EU Organic bottle, find the green leaf logo on the front of the label.

green leaf of European organic certification

Is the Bragg Liquid Aminos made from genetically engineered soyabeans?

Bragg Liquid Aminos is certified as non-GMO (see their non-GMo project verified logo).

non-GMO-project-verified-logo our soyabeans are not genetically engineered

GMO soybeans are produced by Monsanto, and sold under the brand name Roundup Ready. GMO soybeans are engeneered to resist the herbicide glyphosate, and have been available since 1995. Bragg Live Foods buys its soybeans from a combined soy operation which, in turn, buys the soybeans from numerous sources in the central part of the United States. No Roundup Ready soybeans are purchased as part of this collective method, nor are they used in our Bragg products.

What is Nutritional Yeast?

Yeasts are members of the fungi family, like mushrooms. Our Bragg premium nutritional yeast is cultivated specifically for its nutritional value. Indeed, we use pure strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and grow them on mixtures of beet and cane molasses in combination with nutrients. The result is yeast with high quality protein, vitamins (including B vitamins and B12) and minerals.
When the fermentation process is complete, the yeast is harvested, thoroughly washed and cleaned, and dried on roller drum dryers. Our unique drying process produces a wonderful-tasting yeast seasoning with a nutty and cheese-like quality.
Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast is an inactive yeast. Inactive yeast has no fermenting power as do the live yeasts used in bread making and brewing. The drying process totally inactivates the yeast’s leavening ability.

Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast Seasoning is guaranteed to not contain Candida Albicans yeast. Many individuals who have trouble digesting yeast or fermented foods find they have no difficulty with Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast.
In fact, our premium nutritional yeast has become a firm favourite in healthy and plant-based cooking, especially as a cheese alternative in vegan recipes.