Recipes with Elderberry
Elderberry is a variety of the Sambucus tree, a flowering plant belonging to the Adoxaceae family. The most widely known types are Black Elderberry or European Elderberry. Some elderberry species are poisonous until ripe. Therefore, when collecting these fruits, be careful that they are soft and dark.
Elderberry contains antioxidants and vitamins that strengthen the immune system. It helps maintain heart health. It is good for stomach aches with its analgesic feature. It helps prevent diseases such as colds and flu. It is effective in balancing blood pressure.
Black elderberry is crushed and used to make jam. In addition, tea and syrup can be made from the fruits of this plant. Black elderberry fruit, which is used in winemaking, is preferred in making cakes, tarts, pancakes and pies.