Elder Berry Super Berry
Health Benefits And Nutritional Value Of Elderberries.
Some “berry nice facts” about E
Elderberries are a genus of a flowering plant that belongs to the family Adoxaceae family, evidence Elderberry cultivation dates back to prehistoric man.
Values are approximate and may differ slightly depending on conditions.
Amount Per 100 grams
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0.5g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.2g 0%
Monounsaturated fat 0.1g 0%
Sodium 6mg 0.0g 0%
Potassium 280mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary fiber 7g 28%
Protein 0.7g 1%
Vitamin A 12%
Vitamin C 60%
Vitamin B-6 10%
As we fast approach the festive season it is important as ever to keep our nutrition on track to ward off any winter illnesses that may try to fizzle out the festive fun.
We all know that illness such as couth and colds are caused by virus and bacteria and no amount of off the self remedy can prevent or cure a cold, however keeping your immune system in tip top shape is a sure way of ensuring you are in optimum condition to fight off any nasty unwelcome invaders.
Peer revived experiments show clear evidence of antimicrobial activity of elderberry liquid extract against some bacterial organisms; however they offer no such protection against Haemophilus Influenzae. This is encouraging news however before we get too excited.
Sadly Elderberries showed no inhibitory effects against the growth of the Gram-positive bacteria, Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA and MSSA) and Streptococcus Mutans.
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Do Elderberries Contain Antioxidants?
Black Elderberries are rich in Anthocyanins which are a type of flavonoid, anthocyanins are antioxidants that may protect cells from free radicals and support your body’s immune system.
What makes Elerberries so special?
Elderberries contain almost 5 times as many Anthocyanins as Blueberries and twice the overall antioxidant capability of Cranberries. The little known super food Black Elderberry has a more potent antiviral effect than Echinacea.
Did you know?
Some studies suggest that Elderberry extract could shorten the duration of flu by about 3 days,
Elderberries have an abundant nutritional value; the elderberry bush is a member of the honeysuckle family.
Elderberries are known for they are a very good source of fibre and vitamin A.
It provides 17% of our required daily value, and 87% of our required vitamin C.
Elderberries also contain potassium, Vitamin B6 and beta-carotene. These berries are very high in antioxidant which means they have a high free radical scavenging ability
Elderberries are commonly eaten in pies a favourite of Santa and his reindeer, also and jams that Paddington Bear would be proud of, and as it is the session to be jolly it can also be fermented into wine. Some people forage for elderberries if this is something of interest we advise that you avoid picking the red berries and look for nice dark berries, never eat Raw Elderberries as they could cause a toxic build up and make you quite sick. “Not Berry Nice”
A common consumption of elderberry is via concentrate, this is an excellent immune booster, as this provides a higher concentration extracted from the berries which contain a chemical compound called Anthocyanidins which are known to have immune stimulating effect.
Elderberries Could Help Support
Immune system boost
Where To Buy Elderberries?
Purchase of Elderberry extract can be made via online sites or via a health shop.
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