Recipes are written in cups and elderberries are sold by the pound. Knowing how to convert these cups to pounds is helpful. So, how many cups of dried elderberries are in a pound of dried elderberries, and how do you remember this? The age of the berries has an impact on this; older berries are lighter. Let’s pretend you just bought some dried berries and they haven’t been sitting in your cabinet for more than a year. If that is the case, There are approximately
What is the yield of elderberry syrup?
We use around two cups of dried elderberries to four cups of water in the video. The volume ratio is 2 to 4 (or 1 to 2), but because each ounce of dried elderberries weighs around 1/2 ounce by volume, the weight ratio is actually 1 to 4.
What is the best way to extract elderberry juice from dried elderberries?
- Bring the elderberries, water, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger to a boil in a big pot.
- Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook for 40-45 minutes, or until the liquid has reduced by half.
- Allow the liquid to cool completely before straining it through a fine mesh strainer or cheese cloth.
- Keep refrigerated for up to two months in an airtight glass jar.
Is it possible to repurpose elderberries after manufacturing syrup?
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Even though the cold and flu season is drawing to an end, individuals are still getting sick. Elderberries are one of my favorite ways to keep my family healthy.
Not familiar with the benefits of Elderberries?
Elderberry syrup is the most popular way to consume the berries. You can get this at a store, but it will set you back a fair fortune, with an average price of $18.00 for just 8oz!!!
I showed you how to make your own Elderberry Syrup with dried Elderberries in a previous post! For 8 oz. of homemade, the price is closer to $2.00!
Get the Most From Those Dried Elderberries!
Even if you only make one batch of Elderberry Syrup, it’s fantastic and well worth the money. However, I’m a frugal person who prefers to reuse my tea bags.
What does it have to do with Elderberries if you reuse tea bags? Boiling water, adding berries, steeping, and straining Elderberry Syrup is similar to making tea.
By recycling the dried Elderberries in a second batch, I was able to make them work even harder!
This second batch of Elderberry “Tea” (as I call it) isn’t quite as strong as the Elderberry Syrup.
In the first batch of Elderberry Syrup, the majority of the Elderberries’ deliciousness was utilised. A second batch, on the other hand, will produce something worthwhile!
I normally prepare the Elderberry Tea after I make the Elderberry Syrup and give it to my kids on days when they don’t require a lot of Elderberry (when we will be staying home for example and not around germs or if they are sick and need an extra pick me up).
What can I do with elderberries that have been dried?
This easy tea may be made in minutes whenever your immune system needs a boost.
- In a small saucepan, combine the water, dried elderberries, and a cinnamon stick and mix thoroughly.
- Boil: Heat on high for a few minutes, just until the tea begins to boil. Then reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to cook for another 15 minutes.
Is it possible to make this as an iced tea? You certainly can! If it’s a hot summer day, simply boil and filter the tea before chilling it. For a refreshing drink, serve it over ice.
How do you create elderberry syrup in bulk?
The prep time is low, and as it simmers on the stove, your entire house will smell lovely. You’ll also save a lot of money by creating it yourself instead of buying it at the store (where a 7oz bottle may cost over $30.00). Most of the components can be bought at your local health food store, but if you’d rather order from home, I’ll give (Affiliate) Amazon links. Because high-quality dried Elderberries are often difficult to come by in stores, I get the 1 pound bag of Whole Organic Frontier Elder Berries from Amazon.
Large Batch Recipe of Elderberry Immune Boosting Syrup:
step 1: In a medium stockpot, combine the water, elderberries, ginger root, cinnamon, and cloves.
step 3: Simmer for at least 1 hour, covered. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside for an hour to cool.
Is elderberry syrup destroyed by heat?
What’s more, guess what? Organically cultivated food contains more polyphenols than non-organically grown food, according to studies. Elderberries, for example, are high in polyphenols.
Polyphenols have a good impact on the gut ecology’s health. With the addition of polyphenols to the stomach, beneficial bacteria proliferate, while harmful bacteria suffer. What we consume has a direct impact on the health of our gut structure and the demography (population and specific bacterial groups) of the bacteria in our intestines.
When processing elderberries, special care must be taken to preserve the therapeutic components. While the immune-boosting magnesium, potassium, niacin, viburnic and shikimic acids, and other health-promoting components and nutrients in elderberries can resist heat and drying, ascorbic acid, anthocyanins, and many other flavonoids (also known as antioxidants) may not. Many flavonoids in plants can be degraded or destroyed by heat and drying, whether it’s on the stove, in dehydrators, microwaves (! ), or any other heat source. (1).
The antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties of elderberries’ anthocyanins are diminished when heated. Anthocyanins are reduced by up to 10% after 10 minutes in a hot water bath. Rather of steeping elderberries in hot water, most people boil them for considerably longer than 10 minutes at a much higher temperature, destroying a bigger percentage of the beneficial properties.
Boiling the berries results in a 10% drop in medicinal content, which is not nearly as important as boiling the berries. My argument is that most individuals will cook the berries for far longer than 10 minutes. I’ve been scouring the internet for elderberry syrup recipes. Boiling/simmering for a long time. The syrup is made with immune-suppressing sugar. It’s not looking good. Just because a recipe has been copied and pasted a million times doesn’t mean the information is reliable. Isn’t that something to consider?
In formulating my remedies, I only utilize fresh elderberries. Why cook the elderberries if only a small portion of the medication is lost? By using as much of the medicine as possible, I honor the plant that has given itself to me. Furthermore, because I microdose, I never have to worry about lectins. I only take a teaspoon of an elixir, tincture, or oxymel every dose, and I wait a few hours between doses.
Also, be aware of those who try to cash in on our worries by proclaiming elderberry to be the panacea for all ailments. It isn’t the case. We must not put all our eggs in one basket and believe that elderberry is the only solution. Use common sense when it comes to hygiene, avoiding contact with virus-infected people, and taking herbs that boost the immune and respiratory systems, such as yarrow, lomatium, arrowleaf balsamroot, rosemary, oregano, and elecampane, to mention a few. Raw garlic and onions, as well as fire cider, are beneficial. On nut butter toast, try paper thin slices of raw onion and garlic.
As a wildcrafter and steward of the land on which I harvest and teach, I believe that we must use the most effective menstrua and processes to ensure that we get the most medicine out of the plants we harvest, in recognition that we are taking plant material from nature that those who actually live on that land animals, other plants, and so on also rely on for survival.
All of this is to imply that while dried elderberries cooked into syrup may still be useful against influenza viruses, the full complement of the medicine is available when prepared lightly using fresh berries. People are looking for solid answers in this context of fear about getting the coronavirus as well as the influenzas A and B and colds that are still being carried around. If you don’t have any fresh berries, I’d recommend steeping them in hot water for a few minutes instead of boiling them. It’s a situation where “we’ll take what we can get.”
To be clear, plants can create elements that kill specific viruses, fungi, and bacteria, but we don’t know if such constituents would destroy COVID-19 and following strains decisively. There are still many unknowns about this virus, even though it is being properly investigated. Make informed decisions by employing critical thinking.
That’s all there is to it. The real story of elderberries! Continue to believe in herbal medicine it’s fantastic and stay healthy!
Is there such a thing as too much elderberry?
An unsettled stomach is one of the drawbacks of eating too much elderberry. Eating too much of this high-fiber fruit can induce stomach pain, upset stomach, and diarrhea, just like eating too much of any other high-fiber fruit.
When it comes to dried elderberries, how long do they last?
It’s a good idea to keep dried elderberries on hand all year. They have a shelf life of around a year after completely dried, or as long as they smell good and aren’t faded.
In a dry climate, screens can be used to dry the berries. (People who live in high-humidity areas may discover that they mildew or ferment more quickly this manner.)
Spread the berries in a single layer on screens to dry elderberries on a screen, stirring with a clean hand a couple of times a day. This could take several days to a week, depending on your climate and the temperature in your home.
For our humid summers, we’ve discovered that a dehydrator is ideal. We use a hand-me-down vintage Nesco dehydrator set to 125 degrees F, with parchment paper lining the trays to keep the berries from falling through.
After around 6 hours in the dehydrator, you may start checking your berries and stirring them every now and then, although ours normally take overnight, or around 12 to 14 hours to thoroughly dry.
Once totally dried, keep in a light-resistant glass jar with a tight-fitting cover.