Turbatrix aceti (Vinegar eels, Vinegar nematode) are free-living nematodes that feed on the microbial culture, called mother of vinegar used to create vinegar, and may be found in unfiltered vinegar. Vinegar eels are often given to fry (baby fish) as a live food, like microworms.
- FDA: Sec. 525.825 Vinegar, Definitions – Adulteration with Vinegar Eels (CPG 7109.22)
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2 thoughts on “So What’s In The Apple Cider Vinegar You Are Drinking?”
Dr. Young, I am unclear as to the purpose of your post on vinegar eels & nematodes. There is no expository, nor can I find any discussion as to the clinical significance of their presence. Did I miss a part of your post? Thank you, Tia Jolie [www.TiaJolie.com]
Just a thought, Tia, but I’m pretty sure we don’t want any kind of worms in our food. Gross. But yes, an explanation would be helpful.