Life is like a handful of elderberries.
Most of us have our daily routine mapped out: going to work or school, hanging out with friends or family, and occasionally going out to have fun. And we take that routine for granted; sometimes even perform it without much thought.
Just like the elderberry.
This tiny unassuming black fruit that generally grows almost anywhere is small in size but yields an abundance of juice. It has a tart-sweet taste that’s not exactly super tasty, but not bad, either. It’s a fruit we usually overlook, despite it being one of the most nutritious fruits out there, packed with minerals and nutrients like copper, iron, phosphorus, and potassium as well as vitamins A, B, and C, along with dietary fiber and protein.
Like life, we simply take the elderberry for granted, unlike the hugely popular cranberries and blueberries.
Sometimes, though, we experience challenges. Many times bitter and painful; at times scary and overwhelming. That’s exactly how elderberries are. Because they have a sharp, acidic flavor, they're usually cooked and used in jams, jellies, pies, and other beverages. Sometimes, the taste overwhelms you, but then you start to appreciate the flavor as you chew on. In the same way we recognize the lessons we learn when we face life’s challenges.
Elderberries wash away the bitter taste of our troubles. You see, elderberry outclasses both the blueberries and cranberries when it comes to its function as an antioxidant and for its impressively high levels of vitamins.
They ripen between late summer and early fall. Like the moments of realization, of triumph, of joy in our lives, we bask in them. Take them all in. These moments are so flavorful you just want to keep them in your heart. Similar to the way you want to savor the benefits of elderberry.
Elderberry is a metaphor for life.
But it doesn’t end there. Havasu takes them a step further with our Elderberry Capsules (packed with benefits without the sugar when we want to keep it simple and straightforward) and Elderberry Gummies (when we need some flavor in our lives while still enjoying optimal protection). Check them out here.