The following research discusses the health benefits of Elderberries by leading authorities.
- Controlling Oxidative Stress by Dr. Stan Gross (presentation)
Dr. Gross summarizes the causes of oxidative stress and recommends ways to manage oxidative stress. He suggests consuming foods high in antioxidants, such as elderberries, as beneficial in managing oxidative stress.
- The Science and Research behind Elderberries by Dr. Stan Gross
Dr. Gross takes a scientific look at the biochemistry and phyto-pharmaceutical components of elderberries.
- Peptidomics study of anthocyanin-rich juice of elderberry by Hanzhi Wu a,b,c, MitchC.Johnson b,c, Chi-HuaLu c,d, KevinL.Fritsche c,d, AndrewL.Thomas c,e, YongquanLai a, ZongweiCai a,n, C.Michael Greenlief b,c,nn
Biologically active peptides play a role in plant signaling and defense. Elderberry juice is known to contain a variety of anthocyanin compounds, a sub-set of polyphenols, which are responsible for the deep purple color of the juice. More than 1000 peptides present in elderberry juice were identified.
We have compiled a list of resources to help you get started growing elderberries such as:
- Growing and Marketing Elderberries in Missouri Guide
By Patrick L. Byers, Andrew L. Thomas, and Michael A. Gold, University of Missouri; Mihaela M. Cernusca, North Dakota State University and MU; Larry D. Godsey, Missouri Valley College and MU
A complete guide to growing and marketing elderberries in Missouri from site selection, propagation, establishment, fertility management, weed management, harvest and marketing.
- American Elderberry Cultivar Development for the Midwest
Patrick Byers, Regional Horticulture Specialist from the University of Missouri Extension, summarizes the development of the American Elderberry in the Midwest from the past, where the industry is today and the future.