I have to Bragg about Apple Cider Vinegar | Bragg (Virtual Organic Week 2021)
I was that 8 year old who asked for Bragg by name as a kiddo. My dad introduced me to this brand at a young age, and we even had (and I still have) one of their cookbooks, which I love, too. I use their Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) in so many recipes and even as a face toner, and I’m excited to feature Bragg Live Foods this year for Organic Week! If you missed out on yesterday’s feature with My Serenity Kids, click here.
Two years ago, around this time, I was in Washington D.C. with the Organic Trade Association (OTA) as one of their influencers to "hit the Hill" to lobby for the future of the Organic industry and, more specifically, the Farm Bill. Organic Week D.C. is an amazing week organized by the OTA. Organic businesses travel to D.C. to hit the Hill and meet with key members of Congress! When you support the ORGANIC industry, you are supporting organic brands and organic farmers that believe in the health and wellness of your family. Did you know that there are 700 chemicals that are prohibited in organic farming, yet 3000 chemicals are allowed in conventional farming as opposed to 67 that are allowed in organic. Organic producers, farmers and brands are committed to making healthy food safe and available to all Americans! (Here's a group photo from 2019 when we HIT THE HILL with the OTA!) Read more about that trip HERE.
In 2019, we were able to travel to Washington D.C. for an in person Organic Week, but last year things were moved to a virtual "Organic Week”, and I decided to do my own version in 2020 and host a Virtual Organic Week featuring amazing brands (Live More Organics Freak Flag Organics Four Sigmatic Pines Wheatgrass Artisana Organics Evolved Rebbl) that I love. Eating organic is important to our family and I even write about it in my book, Eat Real Food.
This year, I’m sharing some of my favorite USDA Organic brands and products with you each day on social media and here on www.KrystensKitchen.com, as well as sharing some Q + As with each brand. Follow along on Instagram, too! Please show these brands some love!
Bragg has always been ahead of their time. The original founder, Dr. Paul Bragg, opened his first health food store in 1912 called Bragg’s Health Food Store. In the 1920s, Dr. Bragg released his first health book and his products continued to inspire people all over the world. His daughter, Patricia, started helping in his store in the late 1950s, sharing their healthy lifestyle with even more people. By the 1960s, Patricia and her dad had an expanded product line and a global audience. Patrica became the CEO in the 1970s, and by the 90s, there was a huge interest in my favorite product: Apple Cider Vinegar. Today, with an even bigger product line, they work towards creating health and wellness simpler and more accessible to everyone. Within the last few years, Patricia invited Katy Perry (a long time Bragg lover and supporter) to come aboard the Bragg train and continue what Dr. Bragg started over 100 years ago.
I first fell in love with their ACV years ago, and I always have at least 1-2 bottles on hand at all times because I use it for so much. I use it in salad dressings, to make cashew cream (my vegan sour cream) and even keep a little in my bathroom to use as a face toner. Bragg does such a great job with education on their website (click here) talking all about the ingredients they use, their products and how to use them, as well as highlighting what Organic is and means. Taken from their website:
What it is: USDA certified organic foods are grown and processed according to federal guidelines addressing, among many factors, soil quality, animal raising practices, pest and weed control, and use of additives. Organic producers rely on natural substances and physical, mechanical, or biologically based farming methods to the fullest extent possible.
Function: Organic means that the apple trees received no application of prohibited substances, such as petroleum fertilizers and non-organic insecticides, for at least three years prior to harvest. Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar is always made with organic apples .
Benefits: No synthetic pesticides. Sustainable practices for our environment. Use of environmentally friendly fertilizers.
Apple Cider Vinegar benefits:
Their refreshers really are… well, refreshing. Hence the name. They are a twist on Bragg ACV, ready to drink and very tasty with a few different flavors and wonderful ingredients. All organic, non-GMO and vegan, too.
Why did the company start? Paul Bragg realized it more than 100 years ago – that we share a deep natural desire towards “healthy”. It was this forward-thinking realization — that our bodies naturally crave a healthy balance — that led Paul to create Bragg Live Foods, America’s original health food company.
Why is creating organic products important to you? Since the very beginning Bragg remains passionately focused on helping each individual eat better, feel better, and enjoy a more healthful and vibrant life.
What do you wish consumers understood about organic ingredients/sourcing organic ingredients? It’s a rewarding and worth-wile path to follow
Do you have any advice for other brands or consumers about why they should choose organic products and support the organic industry? Your company is only as good as your ingredients
Is there anything else you’d like to share about your brand/products/upcoming product launches? We just released our ACV Supplements and you can learn all about them on our social pages or bragg.com
Where can people buy your products? Bragg.com