What are elderberries? Elderberries are a superfruit, fairly new to this country as far as growing. Norm's Farms is a forerunner in growing the elderberry. Only 10% of the elderberries consumed are grown in the USA, the other 90% in Europe.
Elderberries contain, vitamins A, B and C , iron, potassium, and the powerful antioxidants known as anthocyanins.
Not only is Norm's Farms selling elderberry products, they also sell the plants so you can grown your own and help increase the 10% margin.
Blueberry Elderberry Preserves . I always like to open a fresh jar of preserves, smell it and look at the consistency. There was no separation of any kind in the preserves. A nice, thick yet easily spreadable preserve. We went the traditional route with this one and spread it on our morning toast. You can easily just put a thin layer, or heap it on for extreme taste! Very flavorful and you can actually pick out the elderberry and blueberry tastes in the preserves. I really appreciate preserves that put the fruit taste in front of the overly sweet flavor of sugars. Thumbs up from myself, hubby and my 12 year old son!
Prefer your fruit spreads a little bit thinner? Then the Elderberry Jelly would be your choice preference. When I think of jellies I think of grape primarily. The elderberry jelly gives your taste buds much more of a flavor explosion! The use of elderberry juice rather than the berries themselves give this product a nice light spread-ability.
Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies with Elderberry Jam looked like a great recipe to try and I went ahead and use the Elderberry Jam for the recipe. I liked the thickness of the jam and the combination of the peanut butter cookie and jam were outstanding!
(Courtesy of Norm's Farms)
The last one in our review lineup is the Elderberry Ginger Pecan Jam. If you enjoy nice, chunky jams then this is perfect for you. With candied ginger and pecan pieces, this jam is perfect for use on hardier bread and use in appetizers. Below I tried to show the comparison to Elderberry Jelly and the Elderberry Ginger Pecan Jam.
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