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Elderberry Berry Wild Crafted Whole

Elderberry Berry Wild Crafted Whole

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The fruits of the elder tree are edible, but due to the presence of a cyanide-like chemical they must be cooked first.

Whole ripe elderberries, which have gone from green to reddish purple to almost black, have long been used to make pies, pastries, jams, jellies, wine, cordials and syrup. The dried berries are also added to tea blends.

kosher certificate information
Sambucus nigra

Elderberry Berry Wild Crafted Whole

Elderberry, whole, wild crafted

a.
quick look

variety information to have
cups to lb5.5
origineastern europe
active compoundsContains vitamins A, B, and is abundant in vitamin C. Also contains potassium nitrate, flavonoids (rutin and quercetin), anthocyanins, sambucin, sambunigrin, volatile oils (0.03-0.14%), palmitic acid, chlorogenic acids.
plant part usedThe flowers (S. Canadensis) and berries (S. nigra). The leaves and stems are toxic.
processingwhole
sustainabilitywild crafted

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsKeep in a sealed storage container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaDark purple to black berries.

c.
uses

try something new
decorativeDried elderberries are attractive additions to potpourri mixtures and floral displays.
culinaryUse in tea blends and to make jam, syrups, cordials and wines.

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d.
flavor profile

whole
elderberry

The small berries have a tart flavor that works with most tea herbs and citrus.

e.
formulas & recipes

whole
elderberry

coming soon

f.
what else you should know

whole
elderberry

Elderberry is the fruit of the elder tree, a flowering shrub in the honeysuckle family. Because the wood of the tree was once commonly used to make pipes, the plant is also known as pipe tree.

Although the tart berries improve in flavor with cooking, the leaves and stems are toxic. The highly fragrant flowers, however, are also used in cooking and to produce skin lotions and other cosmetics. Both infusions of the berry and flower are traditionally used to soothe minor skin irritations, while elderberry juice and syrup are typically taken at the first sign of a cold or the flu.


Parts used: The flowers (S. Canadensis) and berries (S. nigra). The leaves and stems are toxic.

BackgroundTo Europeans, the elder tree was thought to possess magical powers due to being inhabited by a tree spirit known as Elder Mother. For this reason, the wood was often used to make dowsing rods and other instruments for divination purposes. The long-standing tradition of paying homage to the Elder tree is conveyed in an old Austrian adage: Tip your hat to the elder.


DIY elderberry syrup recipe and how to video
this is a recipe variant including ginger!





Description: Hardy shrub or small tree reaching up to 12 feet in height with shallow roots. The mature bark is light brown to gray, but the young branches are green. Leaves are ovate, densely serrate, odd 3-7 pinnate, green on the topside and blue-green underneath. The flowers which bloom in summer range from yellow to white in color and possess a strong perfume. Individually, they are small 5-petaled flowers, but grow in prolific clusters measuring up to 8 inches in diameter. The berries are violet to black in color with dark, red juice.

Elder berries may be baked in pies, or prepared as jam, jelly, or a preserve. The berries are also used to make wine and cordials.


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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
you should always consult with your doctor
before making any changes to your diet!!
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