I love to keep an elderberry vinegar around to toss into salads for the elderberry but also for the weight loss benefits of apple cider vinegar. On a lower carb diet without all of the fruits, it is fun to have that bit of a fruity flavor mixed up in your salad. The carb content is probably quite low since you will be discarding the solid matter but I will admit that I have no idea what it actually is. This is a food sample I would love to have tested.
Elderberry vinegar is extremely simple to make. In fact, when I’m harvesting elderberries for elderberry juice, I always pick extra so that I can have some elderberry vinegar around.
The concept is as simple as any herbal vinegar: Add the berries to your vinegar and allow them to sit together for days or (better) weeks, allowing the beneficial properties and flavors of the elderberries to transfer into the vinegar. You end up with an even more healthy vinegar with a depth of flavor that is so characteristic of elderberry.
I discuss this vinegar in this video (or just skip to the step below).
Amanda Rose, Ph.D. lives in the Giant Sequoia National Monument with her husband and two sons. She founded the Eat Like A Bear website to support the awesomely inspiring community on Facebook, Eat Like A Bear!