Apple cider is a beverage made from fresh apple juice that has undergone fermentation. During the fermentation process, natural sugars in the apple juice are converted into alcohol by yeast.
Apple cider is typically unfiltered and can be either still (non-carbonated) or sparkling (carbonated). It has a slightly tangy and refreshing taste, with varying levels of sweetness and acidity depending on the apple varieties used.
In some regions, especially in the United States and Canada, “apple cider” refers to unfiltered, raw apple juice that has not been pasteurized, meaning it contains natural sediment and has a cloudy appearance. In other parts of the world, “cider” usually implies a fermented alcoholic beverage.
Apple cider is a popular drink, especially during the fall season in many countries. It is often enjoyed hot and spiced with cinnamon and other spices, creating a beverage known as “mulled cider.” Additionally, apple cider can be used as an ingredient in various recipes, including sauces, soups, and desserts.
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