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Elderberry

Elderberries have a very tart-astringent flavor and benefit from cooking. Use for making jam or compote or for baked goods.

Alternative Names

American Elder, Elder Berry, Sambucus

Categories

Berry, Foraged Fruit

Origin

Europe-Northwest, North America

Flavor

Acidic, Astringent, Tart

Texture

Tender

Prep Methods

Mash/Purée

Cooking Method

Boil/Simmer, Braise

Uses

see categorized dishes

Caution

Should be cooked, some raw unripe elderberries can contain toxins.

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