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Frontier Co-Op Organic European Elderberries Whole -- 16 oz

Frontier Co-Op Organic European Elderberries Whole
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Frontier Co-Op Organic European Elderberries Whole -- 16 oz

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Frontier Co-Op Organic European Elderberries Whole Description

  • Whole
  • Certified USDA Organic
  • Sambucus nigra
  • Herbal Supplement
  • Non-Irradiated
  • Kosher

Frontier Co-op® Organic Elderberries (botanical name: Sambucus nigra) are part of the honeysuckle family. They are attractive, dark berries that are used to make jams, syrups, juices, and wine. They are often part of sweet treats, too - such as pies, crumbles, and more. Elderberries are traditionally used to support a healthy immune system.


Elderberries deliver flexible options for many culinary needs. They are used in sweet syrups and desserts, and they provide a pleasant, fruity aroma. This dark, purple berry also complements teas and warming winter cordials.


European elderberries are not the sweetest variety of berries available, but they are tart or bitter depending on the way you use them. Their flavor develops when mixed in foods or drinks.


Our Bulgarian farmers grow these berries and harvest them at the peak of their flavor. They maintain the plant’s moisture using unique and clean cropping techniques. Frontier Co-op Elderberries are also 100% kosher certified. There are no artificial additives or chemicals used at any stage of growing and processing.


Owned by stores and organizations that buy and sell our products, Frontier Co-op® has been a member-owned cooperative since 1976. We support natural living and our products are never irradiated or treated with ETO. We're committed to the health and welfare of the environment and everyone producing and consuming our botanical products.


To use as a tea, pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 tsp. of herb, cover and steep 3-5 minutes.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 Tsp.
Servings per Container: About 268
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Sodium5 g<1%
Total Carbohydrates1 g<1%
Organic European Elder, (berries)1.7 g
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How to Brew Elderberry Tea for Immune Support

Elderberry is recognized within the wellness space as an immune-supporting herb that promotes overall health. The discovery of its benefits dates back to Hippocrates, who valued the plant because of its health-supporting versatility. Homemade Elderberry Tea | addition to supplementing with elderberry capsules, elderberry tea is also an easy way to reap the benefits of this beneficial herb. It’s warm, comforting and serves as a natural immune-supporter.

What is elderberry tea?

Elderberry tea consists of the dried berries and flowers of the elder plant. They’re simmered in hot water, infusing the plant’s beneficial compounds into a sweet, comforting tea. Like capsules and syrup made from the plant, elderberry tea contains flavonoid antioxidants, including anthocyanins, which are found in superfoods like berries and cherries. These antioxidants help support a healthy immune system, and are capable of supporting overall neurological and cardiovascular health. What does elderberry tea taste like? It has a naturally sweet taste from the berries, with earthy, sometimes described as tart undertones.

The benefits of elderberry tea

Research on the elder plant has been conducted for the last 20 years, investigating its antioxidant benefits and immune-boosting potential. Today, it’s one of the most well-known herbs because of its unique performance. Here’s the general rundown of the benefits of elderberry tea:
  • Supports a healthy immune system†
  • Contains immune-supporting antioxidants†
  • Helps promote healthy digestive function†
  • Promotes skin’s healthy structure†
  • May support heart health†

How to Make Elderberry Tea

It’s easy to make your own elderberry tea, and you’ll have the soothing effects on the body and mind.

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp. dried elderberries
  1. In small saucepan, heat water. Add dried elderberries. Bring to boil, and then reduce heat. Simmer 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes. Strain berries through fine-mesh strainer. Stir in additional herbs or sweeteners.

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How to flavor elderberry tea

During the simmering process, add cinnamon and/or turmeric for added flavor and additional beneficial compounds. To sweeten elderberry tea, add a natural sweetener, such as raw honey or stevia, after the tea has been strained and cooled. If you’re looking to enjoy elderberry tea during the hotter spring and summer months, you can pour it into glass cups and refrigerate for a refreshing iced tea.

Elderberry supplements

Don't have time to make elderberry tea? Try Elderberry. It features a fermented elderberry and probiotic blend. It was formulated with a select probiotic to withstand harsh conditions to deliver benefits like support for a healthy immune system, gut-related immunity and immune system activation. Consult your healthcare professional before starting any new dietary or lifestyle regimen, including using dietary supplements such as elderberry or drinking elderberry tea. If you are using an herbal product, follow label directions and suggested use guidelines. Elderberry has gained popularity in the wellness space as an immune-system supporter, and for good reason. It contains powerful antioxidants and when combined with a tough strain of probiotics, it helps to support immune and gut health. In addition to supplementing with a high-quality elderberry capsule, drinking elderberry tea is an excellent way to receive the plant’s beneficial compounds. Written by Jill Levy. Jill has been with the Dr. Axe and Ancient Nutrition team for five years. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Fairfield University, followed by a certification as a Holistic Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Jill takes a “non-diet” approach to health and really enjoys teaching others about mindful eating, intuitive eating and the benefits of eating real foods.

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