Bulk Elderberry Whole, Wild Crafted

Sambucus nigra
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Elderberry Whole, Wild Crafted

1/4 Pound:  $6.58 Pound:  $14.63 buy now  

The elder tree, also known as black elder, is where we get elderberries. They are also commonly called a black elderberry. Our expertise in sourcing wild crafted herbs allows us to provide the option for you to buy bulk dried elderberries that come from their wild habitat.

When you buy elderberries they can be used in pies, pastries, jams, jellies, wine and syrup. Dried elderberries are also added to tea blends and to a variety of alcoholic beverages. Additionally our wild crafted elderberries are full of antioxidants and vitamins that are thought to boost your immune system.

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approximate cups to one pound5.5
origineastern europe
active compoundsContains vitamins A, B, and is abundant in vitamin C. Also contains potassium nitrate, flavonoids (rutin and quercetin), anthocyanins, sambucin, sambunigrin, volatile oils (0.03-0.14%), palmitic acid, chlorogenic acids.
plant part usedThe flowers (S. Canadensis) and berries (S. nigra). The leaves and stems are toxic.
sustainabilitywild crafted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsKeep in a sealed storage container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaDark purple to black berries.


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decorativeDried elderberries are attractive additions to potpourri mixtures and floral displays.
culinaryUse in tea blends and to make jam, syrups, cordials and wines.

flavor profile


The small berries have a tart flavor that works with most tea herbs and citrus.

formulas & recipes


Elderberry shrub

A shrub is a fruit-infused, vinegar-based syrup that is typically mixed with soda water to create a refreshing beverage. It’s an old-fashioned favorite that’s making a comeback as a cocktail mixer. You can also use a shrub to enhance the flavor of salad dressings or to glaze roasted meats. The terms comes from sharbah, the Arabic word that means “drink” that has also given us “sherbet” and “syrup.”

  • 2 cups dried elderberries
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups sugar

Place the elderberries and vinegar in a saucepan. Gently heat just to the boiling pot, then remove the pan from the heat and let rest, covered, for 30 minutes. Strain, reserving the liquid. Return the infused liquid to the pan and add the sugar. While stirring, bring the mixture to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Pour into a clean, glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. Store in the refrigerator and use with 4-6 weeks.

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what else you should know


Elderberry Nutrition

Elderberries are high in vitamin C (52.2 milligrams per cup) and dietary fiber (10.2 grams per cup). One cup of elderberries also has roughly 26.7 grams of carbs, 0.7 grams of fat and 1 gram of protein

Additional Elderberry information

Elderberry is the fruit of the elder tree, a flowering shrub in the honeysuckle family. Because the wood of the tree was once commonly used to make pipes, the plant is also known as pipe tree.

Although the tart berries improve in flavor with cooking, the leaves and stems are toxic. The highly fragrant flowers, however, are also used in cooking and to produce skin lotions and other cosmetics. Both infusions of the berry and flower are traditionally used to soothe minor skin irritations, while elderberry juice and syrup are typically taken at the first sign of a cold or the flu.

Parts used: The flowers (S. Canadensis) and berries (S. nigra). The leaves and stems are toxic.

BackgroundTo Europeans, the elder tree was thought to possess magical powers due to being inhabited by a tree spirit known as Elder Mother. For this reason, the wood was often used to make dowsing rods and other instruments for divination purposes. The long-standing tradition of paying homage to the Elder tree is conveyed in an old Austrian adage: Tip your hat to the elder.

DIY elderberry syrup recipe and how to video
this is a recipe variant including ginger!

Description: Hardy shrub or small tree reaching up to 12 feet in height with shallow roots. The mature bark is light brown to gray, but the young branches are green. Leaves are ovate, densely serrate, odd 3-7 pinnate, green on the topside and blue-green underneath. The flowers which bloom in summer range from yellow to white in color and possess a strong perfume. Individually, they are small 5-petaled flowers, but grow in prolific clusters measuring up to 8 inches in diameter. The berries are violet to black in color with dark, red juice.

Elder berries may be baked in pies, or prepared as jam, jelly, or a preserve. The berries are also used to make wine and cordials.

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