Simply irresistible with its smooth texture. It has a rich elderberry taste and is filled with whole fruits. Let elderberry jam turn an ordinary breakfast, entrée or dessert into a tasteful exprience !
Try it with :
As a sauce on game meat, for breakfast or as icing on your favorite cake.
Elderberries can be eaten raw.
Their taste reminds the one of blackberries and blueberries. They are wonderful for making pies, muffins, sauces, jams and jellies. Elderberry is probably the best berry for processing. Rich in vitamin C, B6, A and iron, elderberries also contain a lot of fibers. Let your imagination turn them in something delicious.
Amerindians and Europeans have been using elderberry as a medicinal plant for centuries. Elderberry was so intimately integrated into European's life that it was customary to give an elderberry bush to your children when they moved out to live on their own.
In traditional herbal medicine, all the parts of the plant where used. Recent studies have demonstrated that elderberry helps relieve constipation, sore throats and has antiviral properties (Zakay-Rones et al, 1995; Zakay-Rones et al, 2004).This makes elderberry a great ally when you have a cold or the flu.
American elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) has shown some potential to inhibit specific strains of cancerous cells. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17201636.
A study conducted with a product made from European elderberry showed another benefit in that it activates the healthy immune system by increasing cytokines production.