10 Facts About Apple cider


Apple cider is the name used in the United States and Canada for an unfiltered, unsweetened, non-alcoholic beverage made from apples.

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Fresh liquid cider is extracted from the whole apple itself, including the apple core, trimmings from apples, and oddly sized or shaped “imperfect” apples, or apple culls.

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Fresh cider is opaque due to fine apple particles in suspension and generally tangier than commercially cooked and filtered apple juice, but this depends somewhat on the variety of apples used.

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Apple juice and apple cider are both fruit beverages made from apples, but there is a difference between the two.

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Fresh cider is raw apple juice that has not undergone a filtration process to remove coarse particles of pulp or sediment.

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Apple cider juice is juice that has been cooked and filtered to remove solids, and pasteurized so that it will stay fresh longer.

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In time, airborne yeasts present on apple skins or cider making machinery would start fermentation in the finished cider.

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Such traditional cider is typically made from a mixture of several different apples to give a balanced taste.

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Hot mulled Apple cider, similar to "wassail", is a popular autumn and winter beverage.

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Apple cider is the official beverage of the U S state of New Hampshire.

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