Some Of Our Most Common Questions
WHAT ARE ELDERBERRIES?
Elderberries are a Bluish-Black berry that come from a small tree, shrub, or bush with an abundance of delicate white flowers emerging as the berry cluster. Elderberries have a very sweet-tarty, fruity flavor. They make tasty, warming winter cordials, teas, syrups and wines.
ARE THERE DIFFERENT TYPES OF ELDERBERRY?
Yes, there are several types of Elderberry. The two most common types of elderberry plants are the European elderberry (Sambucus nigari) and the American elderberry (Sambucus canadensis).
WHAT OTHER WAYS CAN ELDERBERRY HELP ME?
Elderberries are a very good source of fiber vitamin A, providing 17 percent of the daily value, but eclipsed by infection-fighting vitamin C with 87 percent – reportedly more than any other plant besides black currants and rose hips. Other prominent ingredients in elderberries include iron (13 percent of the daily value) as well as potassium, vitamin B6, and lots of beta-carotene.
Flavonoids are another ingredient that places elderberries in the category of “antioxidant-rich,” capable of preventing cell damage. One study suggested that the elderberry extract called Sambucol could shorten flu duration by up to three days.
HOW MUCH ELDERBERRY SHOULD I TAKE?
Suggestion: Children over one take ½ tsp- 1 tsp. Adults take ½ tbsp. to 1 tbsp. daily. flu/cold: take the normal dosage every 2-3 hours instead of once a day until symptoms disappear.
ARE ELDERBERRIES DANGEROUS?
Elderberries can have potential side effects when the leaves, stems, unripe fruit, and uncooked fruit are consumed. Cooked Sambucus Nigra Elderberries have been proven safe for consumption.
*Raw and Unripe fruit can cause nausea, vomiting or severe Diarrhea. In rare cases elderberries, can affect those suffering from Autoimmune disease.*
WHAT TYPE OF ELDERBERRY DOES BERRY GOOD ORGANICS USE AND WHY?
We use Sambucus nigra also known as European or black elder. They have been used throughout the world medicinal purposes throughout the world and over decades and centuries of application. Modern research holds that elderberries may have anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and anticancer properties.
HOW LONG WILL ELDERBERRY SYRUP LAST?
Elderberry syrup will last up to 2 month in a sealed jar in the refrigerator. You can also freeze extra elderberry syrup for up to 6 months. A dry package will last up to 1 year if stored in a cool, dry environment.