Elderflowers bloom on our berry farm in early summer, and we depend on our pollinator species to cross pollinate our varieties. Elderflowers not only smell and taste great, they have been used in traditional medicine for their antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. The most common uses are for colds and flu, sinus infections, and other respiratory disturbances. Elderflowers can either be harvested or allowed to fall off which allows for the formation of elderberries *
Berries ripen in late summer and into the fall. The dark black skin and fruit on elderberry, (as well as black currant and aronia) are known to be full of vitamins and antioxidants. These come in the form of vitamin A, B and especially vitamin C, phenolic acids, flavonoids, and anthocyanins to name a few. Antioxidants are crucial for our bodies to fight free radicals which cause oxidation and imbalance in our cells and can lead to illnesses and disease. *
We are proud to make our syrup with Sambucus canadensis- American elderberry. Rather than artificial preservatives or large amounts of sugar, we use fresh squeezed organic lemon juice, to add more vitamin C, and to lower the PH of our syrup for shelf stability.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug administration. These products are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease.
If you are pregnant or nursing, have children under age 2 or are under medical care, we recommend asking your doctor if elderberry is right for you.
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