Elderberry refers to the berries or, more accurately, drupes, of the elder tree. In Europe, the berries are commonly used to make syrups, jams, wines and cordials, and are also baked into pies and pastries. Elderberries are also a colorful and delicious addition to tea blends. Dried elderberries possess all of the qualities of fresh, with the added benefits of concentrated flavor and a long shelf life. See also elder flower.
Elderberry Whole, 1/4lb
The dark blue-purple berries of the elder tree, also known as black elder and European elder, are widely used in Northern Europe to make soups, jams and jellies.
The berries are also used to make a variety of alcoholic beverages, including a juniper-flavored gin called Beers Vlierke.