Elderberries – Organic and Dehydrated
Frontier Co-op Bulk Organic Elderberries are attractive dark purple dried berries grown in their native Bulgaria. The berries make a popular wellness tea and are also used as an ingredient in sweet syrups and desserts. The berries have a fruity aroma and sweet-tart, fruity flavor and make tasty, warming winter cordials, teas, syrups and wines.
3 cups distilled water
3/4 cup organic dried elderberries
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground dried ginger
1/2 cup raw honey
Combine the water, berries and spices in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 30-60 minutes (until the water has been cut in 1/2). Mash the berries with the back of a spoon in the saucepan OR put it through a blender. Let cool slightly (just enough to be able to squeeze the excess juice through the cheesecloth without burning your hands) Strain through a cheesecloth. Should make about 1 cup of juice. Put juice in saucepan and add honey. Stir until the honey is completely dissolved. Do not reheat the syrup once the honey is added as heat destroys the exceptional nutritional enzymes of raw honey. I take 1 tablespoon a day as an immune booster and anti oxidant during fall/winter and early spring. Store in glass in a refrigerator. The distilled water increases the shelf life of the syrup. This will last up to one month in the refrigerator.
• Organically grown in its native Bulgaria.
• Attractive dark purple, wrinkled berries.
• Popular wellness tea.
• Often used as an ingredient in sweet syrups and teas.
In addition to its use as a wellness tea, elderberry can be used as an ingredient in foods such as in a simple syrup for pancakes, ice cream, popsicles, fruit compote and chutney.