Made from cider or apple mash in the same way as malt vinegar. It has a sharp strong flavor at full strength and the better quality ones dilute well to reveal a delicate apple flavor. It has a warm, soft honey color. Although usually sold filtered there is a growing belief that unfiltered organic cider vinegar is especially beneficial to over-all health.
Used as a condiment and for pickling. Very good for pickling fruit. When diluted it can be used for salad dressing.