Respect Your Elderberries

healthy snack recipes with elderberries Berries have long been touted as the best healthy snack foods available. They are delicious, easy to eat and have almost unlimited health benefits. Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries tend to get all the attention. These national staples are what people know.

Sadly, this means there is a whole world of berries that most of the general public is completely unaware of. One such berry is the elderberry. In addition to the herbal supplements you are taking, these berries have been shown to help prevent and treat prostate cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. The reason for this lies in the berry’s high level of antioxidants, potassium and vitamins A, B and C. Additionally, everything from lowered cholesterol to increased immune systems have been credited to this purple berry.

Elderberries have a distinctively tart taste that can turn some people off from eating them raw. For those of you, there are any number of elderberry recipes that are able to successfully tone down the tartness while playing up the delicious juice housed beneath the berry’s skin. For those of us who love to start our mornings off with a cup of green tea and some jelly and toast, elderberry jam is the perfect replacement for strawberry or grape jelly. Healthy, delicious and easy to find. Elderberry jam is the easiest way to enjoy this little known treat!

Do some research and then stock up on elderberry products. Your body, and taste buds, will thank you!

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