Organic Elderberry Gummies
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Organic elderberry gummies are convenient to take daily and have the extra health benefits of gelatin. They are easy to make and fun. A great homemade product for your health!
I looked all over the internet for recipes to make organic elderberry gummies and tried several. They all had the consistency of jello jigglers which I find unappealing and wanted a little thicker chew more like gummy bears.
So, I scraped them all and came up with a better texture for the gummies.
Elderberry gummy benefits
Making organic elderberry gummies instead of using conventional ingredients helps you ensure that what you’re putting in your body in concentrate is as pure as you can.
I would hate to make them from conventional ingredients and be doing harm to my family’s bodies with chemicals or pesticides that would undo the good things we get from elderberries.
So, I decided to try to make some elderberry products that were made of all organic and free-range ingredients. Finding a good gelatin was hard. So, I did a bunch of research and liked what I read about this one. This gelatin is 100% pure beef gelatin from pasture-raised, grass-fed cows. It is additive-free, fat-free, carb-free, and sugar-free. It’s also paleo and keto-friendly.
Elderberry syrup gummies
Elderberries have a ton of health benefits and help boost your immunities to stay healthy. This elderberry syrup that we make contains antioxidants, vitamin c, phenolic acids, flavonoids, anthocyanins, potassium, calcium, bioflavonoids, vitamin a, vitamin b, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, folate, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin k and copper.
When you add the gelatin for the gummies, you add glycine, proline, glutamic acid, valine and hydroxyproline. So, these organic elderberry gummies are a health superstar. Adding gelatin to the organic elderberry syrup helps you get the benefits or gelatin or collagen which is great for your joints and tendons among other things.
Gelatin promotes youthful skin, healthier hair and stronger nails. Gelatin also keeps bones healthy and strong and supports joint health. Of course, I am not a doctor, so check with your doctor for health advice.
Making elderberry syrup is easy and fun. Check out the recipe we make here. And you can also make yummy elderberry jam! Elderberries are versatile.
How to make elderberry gummies
Once you have your elderberry syrup made, you can get some silicon molds and the gelatin powder and make gummies with it. Here are some tips I learned to help make them easier and help them turn out better. Remember, don’t heat your elderberry syrup up too much because it will destroy the beneficial properties of the raw honey in it.
When you are ready to make the elderberry gummies, let the elderberry syrup come up to room temperature. If you use it cold from the refrigerator, it will seize up your mixture by cooling the gelatin too fast.
Remember that elderberry syrup is not very sweet and gelatin is flavorless and so is water, so these gummies are not sweet. You could add sweetness if you want to, but not having sugar in them is part of the point for me for the health benefits. I just tell myself they are medicine and they aren’t supposed to be delicious. If they were, that would create problems of eating too many.
And don’t forget you can even grow your own elderberries in your backyard. Then you’ll know exactly how they’re grown.
Homemade Elderberry gummies
Organic Elderberry Gummies
- silicone molds
- 1 T coconut oil
- 1 c elderberry syrup
- 1/2 c gelatin powder
- 1/2 c hot water, not boiling
- Grease silicon molds with coconut oil to prevent sticking.
- Place ½ c cooled elderberry syrup in a 2-cup measure and whisk in gelatin powder.
- Make sure your elderberry syrup is NOT cold.
- It needs to be room temperature not to seize up the mixture with the gelatin.
- This mixture will become a solid mass like playdough.
- Let it stand for about 10 minutes at room temperature. A
- Add ½ c hot water and stir quickly untilsmooth.
- Add the remaining elderberry syrup and stir to whisk until completelysmooth.
- Pour into molds and refrigerate for 2 hours.
- Pop out of molds and placein airtight container.
- May stick together, so you can separate with layers ofparchment paper.
- Store in refrigerator for up to 2 months.
- You can also tryrolling them in sugar or corn starch to keep them from sticking.
How many elderberry gummies you eat per day will depend on the size of the molds you get.
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