Our organic Apples Cider Vinegar is raw, unfiltered and un-pasteurized so that it maintains the best of its natural benefits. It contains no preservatives or artificial ingredients and is exceptionally smooth tasting. Made form 100% organic apples we preserve the Veil of the Mother , which is created by natural amino acids and enzymes combining into strand like chains of connected protein molecules during the fermentation possess. We do not pasteurize our vinegar since it removes these delicate nutrients and enzymes which may contain a major portion of the nutritional value and benefits. Since Solana Gold products do not contain added sugar there is no growth medium for harmful bacteria like e-coli to germinate with, in addition to the high acidic nature of Apple Cider Vinegar which assures that none of these bacteria can survive or propagate.