Our Certified Organic, Food Grade Elderberries are a great addition to your DIY projects. You can access our Elderberry Syrup recipe here.
Elderberries (Sambucus) have been a folk remedy for centuries in North America, Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa, hence the medicinal benefits of elderberries are being investigated and rediscovered. Elderberry is used for its antioxidant activity and has a wide variety of uses.
Elderberries contain organic pigments, tannin, amino acids, carotenoids, flavonoids, sugar, rutin, viburnic acid, vitaman A and B and a large amount of vitamin C. Flavonoids, including quercetin, are believed to account for the therapeutic actions of the elderberry flowers and berries. According to test tube studies these flavonoids include anthocyanins that are powerful antioxidants and protect cells against damage. Hasassah's Oncology Lab has determined that elderberry stimulates the body's immune system
Organic Cert. ACO274
125g bag- approx 1 cup
Our botanicals are not treated with Ionised Radiation when they arrive into Australia.
In Australia there a few types of treatment that food can undergo on entry in Australia. Ionised Irradiation and Heat Treatment or Steam Sterilisation, are what is typically used should a product require treatment.
Whilst it is true that some products can be treated with ionised irradiation at entry into Australia and deemed safe by the FSANZ, the botanicals we sell have not undergone irradiation.
In line with the Food Standards Australia and New Zealand any product that has undergone such treatment needs to have the logo displayed and labelled as such so consumers can make educated decisions about the products they purchase."
We do not sell products that have undergone irradiation treatment however from time to time heat treatment is necessary on some products, most commonly spices. Steam Sterilisation is used to eliminate micro organisms that might exist in the product and is widely used in the food industry to ensure no bacteria exists in the product prior to consumption.
Products are inspected by AQIS at entry into Australia and put under direction for treatment should it be needed.
***Please note that although this product originates as a food grade product, Vitalia is not a registered food re-packer or supplier.
All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.