Royal Elderberry Honey
Our farm grown elderberries are infused into raw, unfiltered honey to make this beautiful and delicious purple honey.
It makes for a great spread on breads, perfect for dipping fruit, mixing into smoothies and teas, or perfect for an ice cream topping! This small batch delicacy is a family favorite and is offered with limited availability.
We combine raw, unfiltered honey and elderberries at a 2:1 ratio. The combo is left to ferment for about a month and is checked on daily to ensure the process is going smoothly. Finally, the resulting mixture is then strained and bottled at our farm’s production facility.
This process does not yield an alcoholic product, so it is safe for the whole family to enjoy. It is thinner than our regular honey products, but thicker than an Elderberry juice.
Benefits of Elderberry
Elderberry has been used for thousands of years for its immune boosting properties. From the English colonies, to the Native Americans, the power of these little berries isn’t hard to miss! Elderberry is packed full of antioxidants like Vitamin C, Vitamin A, iron, zinc, and powerful super-antioxidants like flavonoids, bioflavonoids, polyphenols, and anthocyanins. These compounds together give reason to why the elderberry was ranked one of the highest on the ORAC (oxidative radical absorption capacity) scale compared to other highly ranked antioxidant rich fruits! One double blind study conducted by the National Institutes of Health in people with flu/cold symptoms compared elderberry supplementation to doctor prescribed antibiotics in a placebo. The study concluded that the group that took elderberry had their flu/cold symptoms reduced on average 2 to 4 days quicker than the placebo group!