Minnesota grown elderberries are a versatile and unique ingredient, an expression of Minnesota summer harvest which can be expressed throughout the year. A member of the honeysuckle family, the flat clusters of tiny fruit are navy blue to purple black in color and yield an abundance of juice for their size. The berries have a long history of use in homeopathic medicine; they have long been known to support a healthy immune system and are high in antioxidants. The raw uncooked berries are tart, but when cooked down the flavor is rich and distinctive.Elderberries make a perfect cordial and can also be used to make preserves, tea, wine, tinctures, syrup and pastries. Classic Provisions stocks frozen Minnesota Elderberries in 4 gallon tubs.