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Elderberries: Nutritional Powerhouse

Posted by Elizabeth Farrell on
nutrition in elderberries

We use this chart as a starting point to discussing what's IN elderberries - the entire, raw berry. It's an exciting berry worth taking a look at! Check out the calcium, phosphorus, and Vitamin A -- all these and more are considered important vitamins and minerals for the human body.

The anthocyanins which give the berries their dark purple color are not included in this table. This may be the most valuable part of the berry for human health and so we are working to get this information to you. If you clicked on this hoping to find how to cure an issue in your body, we are sorry that we can't advise you. More on that here.

Each elderberry also has a seed which is larger than blueberry seeds and historical wisdom says not to eat too many elderberry seeds at one sitting. The chart does not apply to dried elderberries.

These nutritional values don't transfer into our Elderberry Apple Shots because the serving size of our Shots is very small compared to this chart's serving size. We also heat our pressed elderberry liquid to pasteurize it and neutralize any stray cyanogenic glycosides (the compounds in the leaves, unripe berries, stems, bark and roots which can make you nauseous). The heating process changes the nutritional profile. 

Did you know that humans have been eating elderberries for 10,000 years? Read our "Elderberry Lore" blog articles to learn more about this incredible bush! 

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  • Gladys on

    I grow elderberries. Does cooking them change the effectiveness of them??? Thanks.

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