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The Instacart guide to elderberries

The dark elderberry is a sweet treat when added to cakes, pies, and syrups. Instacart makes it easy to get elderberries delivered to your home, often on the same day. Use the Instacart app to order elderberries, and our dedicated shoppers will do the rest. With Instacart, you can enjoy fast, contact-free pickup or delivery in as little as 2 hours!

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Buy your favorite elderberries online with Instacart. Order elderberries from local and national retailers near you and enjoy on-demand, contactless delivery or pickup within 2 hours.

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FAQs About Elderberries

Fresh elderberries have a short shelf life. If using within a few days, keep your elderberries in the refrigerator crisper set to low humidity. If you have lots of elderberries or are stockpiling elderberries for use in a recipe, freezing is the best way to lock in flavor and prevent spoilage. To freeze elderberries:
Alternately, remove the elderberries from their stems and freeze them on a large baking tray. Once frozen, place the berries in a plastic freezer bag. This method prevents the berries from clumping together in the freezer.

Drying elderberries is also a great way to preserve elderberries. Once dried, elderberries should be stored in a sealed jar away from sunlight and heat—store elderberry syrup in the refrigerator, where it will stay fresh for several months.

Fans of the elderberry have enjoyed foraging for the berry for centuries. Although commercially grown elderberries are still uncommon, it is much safer to buy them in a supermarket instead of foraging. Unless you are familiar with the various kinds of elderberries, you could end up with berries that will make you very sick. Even the berries from the European elderberry and the American Elderberry are toxic when unripe. Buying your elderberries off the supermarket shelves ensures that you get berries that are ripe and safe for consumption.

The elderberry has been used in folk medicine since ancient times. Elderberries were used to treat coughs, colds, flu, and stomach issues. Although the popularity of elderberry in natural medicine is seeing a resurgence, there is not enough scientific research to support the effectiveness and safety of such uses. Always consult with a trusted medical professional before making decisions about your health.
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