Elder ... a potent berry

Elder (Sambucus) belongs to the moschatel family (Adoxaceae). This shrub or small tree is native to West and Central Asia, North Africa and Europe. Elder grows in deciduous forests, by hedges, at the edges of woods and by lakesides and riverbanks. Occasionally, elder can reach a height of up to 15 m. It has feathered leaves arranged opposite each other with an odd number of leaflets. In summer, it forms bunches of shiny berries with a purple/black or black colour.

The main suppliers of elderberry are Serbia, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria and Poland. The use of the elderberies against cold has been published in scientific literature. They are also widely known to support the immune system.

Variations of extract Extract details Further information
00-115-1016-03 Extraction solvent: water and ethanol
Dry extract
Genuine extract adjusted with maltodextrin
≥ 30.5% total phenols
Standardised extract
Functional food
00-129-1016-54 The elderberry juice concentrate, together with dried glucose syrup and silicon dioxide is processed into a dried juice concentrate.
94% elderberry concentrated juice,
4% silicon dioxide,
2% dried glucose syrup
Natural colourant and flavouring agent
Functional food