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Elderberries are a promising new crop

publication date: Dec 1, 2008
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There’s a growing interest in elderberries in the U. S. and Canada with increasing research, cultivation, and production. Long gathered from the wild, elderberry is now being cultivated in North America, sparked by the rising global interest in nutraceuticals. Elderberries are a potent antioxidant with immunostimulant, antiviral, and antimicrobial properties. Elderberry’s health benefits derive from its many bioflavonoids particularly its anthocyanins, the pigments responsible for their deep purple, almost black, color.


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