Every year in spring I make elderflower syrup. I simply love that juice, it is refreshing, tasty and very healthy. Elderflower relieves inflammation of respiratory tract, rheumatism and improves appetite. So far it is known that the it is good against cold, clogged sinuses, bronchitis, asthma and allergies. Also, it has been proven that this juice improves immunity and helps with diabetes and constipation.
- 30 flowers of elderflower
- 3 liters of water
- 40 grams of citric acid (limuntus)
- 3 lemons
- 3 kg of sugar.
Soak the flowers in water with citric acid and slices of lemons. Mix well and let it stand in a cool, dark place for 24 hours. On the second day, drain the liquid, add sugar and stir well. Let it stand for 24 hours with occasional stirring. After 48 hours the syrup is ready for pouring and storage in glass bottles. This way you can keep it up to a year in a cool and dark place.
Elderflowers are extremely rich in glucose, tannins, flavonoids, carotenes, routine and vitamin C. This is a measure for about 4 liters of syrup. It is very easy to make, and you will love the taste definitely. Give it a try!
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