Elderberries are small red or black berries that grow on the elder bush. The elder is a member of the honeysuckle family, and two varieties are native to the United States. One type grows in the East and the Midwest, and the other in the West. The western variety are blue and are rarely eaten; the eastern type are black, and good in pies and jellies. This fruit is rarely grown commercially. It is high in vitamin C.
Elderberries may be eaten with other fruits. They are good mixed in fruit salad.
Benefits of Elderberry
Elderberry juice is wonderful as a cleanser. It is very rich and may have to be diluted with other juices. Elderberry juice is especially good as a tonic for the reproductive and glandular system, and elderberry blossoms, when dried, can be used as a kidney tea.
Nutrients in one pound
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