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A good Mother … there’s nothing like one!
In the world of vinegar, a "mother" is a live starter – very similar to the bread starter for sourdough. The "mother" or "mother of vinegar" is home to a particular type of acetic acid-producing bacteria called acetobacter which actually devours the alcohol converting your wine into delicious vinegar. Look for the mother to form a gelatinous or cellulose-like mass on the surface of your vinegar – this is the telltale sign that the bacteria are alive and well and doing their work!
Mother of Vinegar Culture
Our all-natural Mother of Vinegar Cultures come complete with instructions to make your own delicious homemade vinegar. Net weight 8 fluid ounces.