You’ve tried coconut milk, coconut flour and even coconut oil, but have you tried coconut flower cider vinegar?

Coconut vinegar is similar to other fermented vinegars such as apple cider and balsamic vinegars. It is a staple condiment in Southeast Asia, particularly in the Philippines, where it is called suka ng niyog, and is also used in some regions of India.

Coconut vinegar is made by aging and fermenting the sap of the coconut flower, and bottling it as vinegar. It has all the same benefits of apple cider vinegar, but with fewer calories. It’s also slightly sweeter and not quite as pungent as apple cider vinegar.

Coconut vinegar is extremely good for your gut health because of the prebiotics and probiotics. It is also high in potassium, B vitamins, and 17 health-promoting amino acids, which are building blocks for protein and muscle tissue. Plus, like all natural vinegars, the coconut variety also has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, which help fight illness and infections.

You can use coconut vinegar the exact same way you would use apple cider vinegar. Try adding coconut vinegar to your favorite salad dressings, marinades, and sauces for an extra bite. As a morning ritual, practice mixing one tablespoon of coconut vinegar with a tablespoon of water and drinking it on an empty stomach. 

Coconut vinegar even has a place amongst your beauty products.  Brush it into your hair and let sit for 20-30 minutes before rinsing, leaving your locks shiny and soft. For your face, use a cotton ball to pat your already cleansed facial skin with coconut vinegar, which will act as a toner of sorts, killing bacteria and thus preventing acne.