Elderberries

25g


Product of Hungary


Must be infused in boiling water prior to consumption.


Latin Name: Sambucus nigra

Plant Family: Adoxaceae

Brief History: 

The name Elder comes from the Anglo-Saxon word 'aeld' meaning fire, possibly due to the use of the hollow stems as a blow pipe to make a fire burn. In the 17th Centrury Martin Blochwich published “The Anatomy of the Elder” a treatise that then looked at over 2,000 years of information on the elder and its uses.


SUGGESTED USE:

The berries are used to make cordials, jams and jellies, they can even be used as a substitute for currants when baking. 

They make excellent wine and can be used to make a traditional drink called a rob which is soothing and pleasant to drink hot during the colder months of the year.

Our Elderberries should always be infused in boiling water and never consumed raw.