Elder Berries Whole Organic - 1 lb,(Frontier)
- Elderberries are dark purple fruits with a sweet-tart, fruity flavor
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Botanical Name: Sambucus nigra L.Directions: To use as a tea, pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 tsp. of herb, cover and steep 3-5 minutes.Origin: HungaryOrganic: QAI Certified OrganicKosher: KSA CertifiedSupplement FactsServing Size 1 tspServings 268 Amount Per% Daily ServingValueSodium 5mg<1%Total Carbohydrate 1g<1%*Organic Elder, whole (berries) 1.7g*** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. ** Daily Value not established.Common Name: Elder BerriesPlant Part: BerryBar Code: 0-89836-02730-6
Size: 1 lb (Pack of 1)
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I used a recipe I found on MountainRoseHerbs(dot)com. Not only was it really easy to make, I only had to use 1/2 cup of berries, making several small jars of delicious syrup!
When I think of how expensive it is for a little jar of store bought syrup, making my own with my own ingredients in my own kitchen is a no brainer!
I don't expect I will need another 1lb bag for a while, but when I do, I'll be getting these.
1C Fresh OR 1/2C Dried Blue or Black Elderberries (Note: Red Berries are poisonous)
1C Raw Honey
1 Cinnamon Stick
Ginger to taste (fresh or powdered)
Place berries, water & spices in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat & simmer for 30 minutes. Smash berries to release remaining juice & strain the mixture. Allow to cool & stir in honey. Syrup will last 2 - 3 months stored in the refrigerator.
Our recipe is as follows:
Homemade Elderberry Syrup
4 cup black elderberries (1 lb dried)
12 cups of water
4-6 cinnamon sticks cinnamon powder
1/2 - 1 Tb whole cloves
48 oz local organic honey
How to Make Elderberry Syrup:
Pour water into medium saucepan and add elderberries, cinnamon and cloves (do not add honey yet!)
Bring to a boil and then cover and reduce to a simmer for about an hour until the liquid has reduced by almost half. At that point, remove from heat and let cool enough to be handled. Pour through a strainer into a large mixing bowl. Press the berries to extract as much liquid as possible from them.
Discard the elderberries, cloves, and cinnamon sticks by composting them!
Add honey to the liquid. When honey is well mixed into the elderberry mixture, proceed to can it in 8 or 16 oz canning jars via water bath method.
Store open containers in the fridge (for up to 90 days) and take daily for its immune boosting properties.Read more ›
For those who haven't used them before, here is a good recipe:
1 cup dried elderberries
4 cups water
1/2 - 1 cup raw honey
Bring berries and watre to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30-45 minutes or until water has been reduced by 1/2. Strain the juice, squishing the berries in the strainer with a spoon to remove all the juice, then let it cool. Add the honey and stir. Store syrup in the fridge. Take a tablespoon daily to prevent illness, and if you're already sick take a teaspoon of it 4 times per day.
I bring the strained liquid back to the pot and add some coconut sugar, not for taste as much as a preservative. I also add pure citric acid to taste. I like mine tart so I usually put in two or three teaspoon. This has its own health qualities but also help preserve the syrup. Next heat again just enough to meld the flavors and melt the sugar. When it cools a little, I add raw honey to taste. You don't want to boil it because..well....it won't be raw anymore. I bottle it up and keep refrigerated. I still have some from last year that is perfectly fine so it lasts a long time. It's October now so it's the perfect time to make it to have on hand for flu season. I buy two bags at a time because when I need it most, so does everyone else and they go out of stock. You also don't want to be making it once you get sick. It's good stuff and really makes a difference in clearing up a cold and lessening symptoms.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These at great and worked out perfectly for the purpose and tasted very well.Published 2 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Seems perfect except I read that the red berries are poisonous so I got kinda peranoid when I noticed that some of the dried berries looked red. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Lisa
I found the berries small and clean without stems which is good. They made good syrup and tea. I will mention one thing that surprised me. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Mom of 6 Kiddos
Really great, I use to make elderberry syrup and this pack makes a lot.Published 5 days ago by Nikki
I wanted to make elderberry syrup for the flu & cold season. My daughter recommended these berries and I'm very glad she did. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Maggie