Health & Wellness

Health and WellnessAmerican elderberries are Mother Nature’s favourite fruit. These hearty and robust bushes thrive in the fertile growing conditions of Quebec.

Only American elderberries (Sambucus canadensis) can be eaten raw – thereby preserving the highest medicinal and nutritionnal value. (Other species are dangerous – the berries can be toxic unless they are cooked)

Dark purple with a rich blackberry-raspberry flavour, American elderberries are also superior in their health properties. They have been scientifically proven to have 2 to 3X the concentration of antioxidants, vitamin A and vitamin C than cranberries and blueberries. Academic research consistently links elderberry consumption to numerous health benefits, including strengthening the immune system because they demonstrate their ability to inhibit viruses such as lnfluenza A and B and H1N1.

There is an abundance of ongoing research about elderberries and elderflowers.