Elderberry Recipes and Printables: A Pretty Plant with Amazing Benefits! March 2, 2019 By Bekki Leave a Comment This content may contain affiliate links. Elderberries are on the rise thanks to their healthy and anti-inflammatory effects. Even though this is old news to our grandmothers, some of us (cough-cough) have only recently begun looking to this wonder berry. Health Benefits of Elderberries High in Nutrients Elderberries are: High in vitamin CHigh in dietary fiberA good source of phenolic acidsA good source of flavonolsRich in anthocyanins Bottom line? They’re good for you! May Improve Cold and Flu Symptoms My friend makes elderberry syrup every cold and flu season and swears by its super healing powere. She places a quiet little shout out on Facebook that she’s making a new batch and moms from all over our area swoop in to fill their bottles. As a homeschooler, you and I both know that this pretty little berry provides the perfect backdrop for a learning opportunity that comes in straight through our kids mouths and penetrates their minds right through their immune system! My kids prefer to eat first, learn later. They are boys, so let’s begin with recipes. Yummy Elderberry Recipes Elderberry syrup by Tasty Yummies Elderberry Pie by Twin Eagles Elderberry Fool (a Medieval Recipe) by BBC Good Food Peanut Butter and Jelly Energy Balls by Gaia Herbs Insta Pot Elderberry Recipes Elderberry Syrup made with an Insta pot by Girl and the Kitchen Elderberry Gummies with Insta Pot by Instant Loss Looking for a Gardening Activity? Try an Editable Landscaping project for Kids! Elderberries are one of the easiest and most versatile shrubs to grow in your edible landscape. Elderberries grow well in full- to part-sun locations. Some of the European varieties may die back to the ground in colder climates but will resprout from the roots in spring. Elderberries grow best when fertilized annually with compost. Printable Elderberry Activities for Kids How much do you know about and use Elderberries? Related: 5 Recipes to Empower Kids in the Kitchen Also Popular Be in the KNOW. Get on the list so you get the first word of the BIG Annual Online Homeschool Mom’s Conference! Praying for Our Kids 97 Fun and Inexpensive Way to Teach Math Homeschooling: I wish someone had told me this from the beginning!!