Homemade Elderberry Jam with Colostrum

Homemade Elderberry Jam with Colostrum

Ever tried making your own jam? It's quite easy. If you're wondering what flavor to start with, consider using elderberries. People have been using them for a really long time, even back in ancient Greece. Hippocrates, the wise Greek known for caring about health, used elderberries because they're good for you.

Imagine spreading elderberry jam on your toast when you need a little boost for your immune system. But wait, there's a way to make it even better! We can add colostrum to the recipe to help your immune, skin, muscles, joints, and gut.

Good Stuff Inside Elderberries

Elderberry is packed with good stuff like quercetin, kaempferol, rutin, and phenolic acids. It also has flavonoids and anthocyanidins, which are known for supporting the immune system. Elderberries are naturally high in vitamin C, A, B6, iron, and potassium, among other nutrients. Just one cup of raw elderberries gives you 58 percent of your daily vitamin C needs.

Benefits of Elderberry

Elderberries are well-known for helping the immune system because of the anthocyanidins. They also support sinuses, help maintain normal blood sugar levels, act as a natural diuretic, and support skin health.

Benefits of Adding Colostrum to Elderberry Jam

Adding colostrum to elderberry jam can provide additional health benefits. Colostrum is the first milk produced by mammals after giving birth. It is rich in antibodies, growth factors, and nutrients that can help support immune function, gut health, and skin health. The combination of elderberry and colostrum can provide a powerful boost to your immune system, helping to protect against illness and disease.

Ingredients for Elderberry Jam

Making elderberry jam is easy, especially if you use dried elderberries (since fresh ones are hard to find). You'll also need lemons for flavor and extra vitamin C, honey for natural sweetness, and colostrum. For best results, try colostrum with 40% IgG.

How to Make Elderberry Jam

  1. Put dried elderberries in a bowl with cold water and let them soak in the fridge overnight.
  2. Transfer the rehydrated elderberries to a saucepan, add lemon juice and water, and boil.
  3. Blend the mixture until smooth, then return it to the saucepan.
  4. Add vanilla extract and colostrum powder, stir, and heat on low for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Add arrowroot flour to thicken the jam, stirring often.
  6. Let it cool, then add honey.
  7. Pour the jam into mason jars and store in the fridge for up to 1 month or freezer for up to 3 months.

By following these easy steps, you can create a homemade elderberry jam that not only tastes great but also offers a natural boost to your well-being. So, why not try your hand at crafting this wholesome jam to enjoy its delightful taste and potential health benefits?

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