Elderberry – Cold & Flu Fighter

Elderberries are a great immunity booster. I take a spoonful of Elderberry Syrup every day, especially during cold and flu season. Those small dark jewels are packed with vital nutrients to ward off and fight, should a virus threaten.

What are Elderberries?

  • Member of the honeysuckle family
  • Native to Europe
  • Shrub or small tree
  • Small white flowers in spring, dark berries in autumn
  • Dark, ripe berries have many health benefits.

How to choose Elderberries?

  • Choose only ripe dark blue, purple, or black fruits
  • Don’t eat red or green berries. They are toxic.
  • Do not eat elderberries raw. They must be cooked.

How to use Elderberries

  • Do not eat raw
  • But great as:
  • Syrup
  • Wine
  • Juice
  • Jams
  • Can be frozen, but always make sure Elderberries are cooked before consumption.

In a Nutshell

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Thanks for the lovely post, Chris! We grew up with elderberries, and I have wonderful memories of picking them by the bushel basket for my mom to make both elderberry jelly and wine. They stained like crazy! I still remember the beautiful fragrance of the flowers when they were bloom along the brook in our woods. Nice memories.

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  2. Chris says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful memory. I could see the brook and the scent of the flowers became a vision in my mind’s eye. Beautiful. It is so lovely you have those memories.

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