Elderberries are dark purple fruits with a sweet-tart, fruity flavor. They make tasty, warming winter cordials, teas, syrups and wines. Elderberries contain bioflavonoids and vitamin C.
Directions: To make a tea, cover one teaspoon of elder berries with one cup of water in a pan. Slowly bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
The berries are rather tasty and can be eaten as is or reconstituted and used in recipes.
Suggested Uses: Fresh elder berries are made into all types of foods, including jams and jellies, juices and wines.
The dried berries can be reconstituted and used for the same purposes. Elder berries are used in herbal syrups, tinctures and teas blends. Like elder flowers, the berries make a soothing, heat-clearing herbal tea. Elder berries are also often made into a cordial or a syrup.
Elder European Berries, Whole
- Brand: Frontier Bulk
Botanical Name: Sambucus nigra L.
Directions: To use as a tea, pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 tsp. of herb, cover and steep 3-5 minutes.
Kosher: KSA Certified
Serving Size 1 tsp
Servings About 268
Amount per % Daily
Sodium 5mg <1%
Total Carbohydrate 1g <1%*
Elder, whole (berries) 1.7g **
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
** Daily Value not established.
Common Name: Elderberries
Plant Part: Berry
Bar Code: 0-89836-00557-1