How to store dried elderberries for the best quality
- Storing at room temperature 68-72 degrees is good - 60 degrees or below is a bit better.
- Avoid exposure to direct sunlight. Put them in the dark.
- Avoid exposure to air. If you have used part of the bag, squeeze the air out of the bag before re-sealing.
- Store them in a dry place. Avoid all contact with moisture.
- Store away from children. Dried elderberries are toxic when eaten out of the bag. Don't keep them in a place where curious mouths may find them.
- Cabinets near ovens or your refrigerator are typically warmer and thus bad for ANY food storage.
- Going on vacation and shutting off your air? Remember your elderberries and move them to the fridge.
- If you do not keep your house between 68-72 sometimes a refrigerator is your best storage option as the humidity and temperature will be controlled inside.