Spruce Tip Syrup to boost Vitamin A

  • Spruce Tip Syrup to boost Vitamin A

    Posted by Michale5349 on March 13, 2024 at 11:22 pm

    Thought I’d share a recipe for Spruce Tip Syrup. It’s high in Vitamin A. I’m of the age that my single Measels vaccine effectiveness is questionable and I prefer not to participate in modern vaccines. So I’ll be increasing my Vitamin A intake to help boost my immunity to naturally fight a measels exposure.

    Re: measels…HNIG is not a vaccine. HNIG is a concentration of antibodies that can give short-term but immediate protection against measles. HNIG is also considered within 5 days of exposure for children and adults with compromised immune systems. Pregnant women who are exposed to measles may also be considered for intramuscular normal immunoglobulin.

    Vitamin A supplementation

    Vitamin A deficiency is associated with raised risk of complications from measles in children. Vitamin A supplementation in the form of an oil has been seen to protect from severe complications of measles.


    Classic Spruce Tip Syrup

    Rich, aromatic syrup made from spruce tips and sugar aged in the sun. Yields about 2 cups of finished syrup. For large batches, note that all you’re doing is combining the spruce tips with twice their weight in sugar.


    2.5 cups (8oz) Spruce tips

    2 cups (16 oz) Brown or organic sugar


    Combine the spruce tips and sugar and pack the mixture into a quart jar.

    Leave the jar out, putting it in a place where the sun will warm it each day. I’ve left them outside without issues. The warmth of the sun will help prevent mold.

    You’ll notice the volume of ingredients decrease as the spruce tips release their liquid. If you have more spruce tips and sugar, feel free to add mores in the same raitos-this will lower the amount of air in the jar and defend against mold.

    Keep the jar like this for 1 month, or for an old school version, bury it in the ground and dig it up the next spring. Stir the jars occasionally, pressing the tips down to keep them under the syrup with a clean spoon.

    To make the syrup

    After the initial maceration (aging with sugar) pour and scrape the spruce-sugar slush into a pot.

    Bring the mixture to a boil to dissolve the sugar, strain, then bottle and store. Discard the spent tips, and thank them for their service.

    If for some reason, your syrup is a bit thick after cooling (over-reducing can stiffen or crystalize in the fridge) warm it back up and carefully adjust the consistency by adding a touch of water.

    Storing the finished syrup

    Store the finished syrup in the fridge. To preserve it long term (it’s totally safe as it’s basically all sugar) pour it boiling hot into a jar nearly to the brim, turn upside down and allow to seal, or process in a water bath in mason jars. If held at room temp after opening mold may form on the top, but it can always be re-boiled and refrigerated. This is a very stable product and will last like maple syrup in the fridge-near indefinitely.


    On storageThe syrup is shelf stable and safe as-is, but if you want to preserve it in jars at room temperature, boil it, then pour into jars, turn them upside down, and wait for them to seal. You can also just store it in the fridge. If you store it at room temperature, the flavor will slowly diminish over time.

    Spruce Honey or Maple Syrup

    If you want to make this with honey or maple syrup, use the below proportions and proceed as directed. The mixture will ferment as there is a higher water content, which is fine.

    3 oz (90g) 1 generous cup spruce tips

    1 lb (1.3 cups) honey or maple syrup

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