Mudcat Café message #474338 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #34895   Message #474338
Posted By: IanC
01-Jun-01 - 08:27 AM
Thread Name: Elderflower Champagne
Subject: RE: Elderflower Champagne
Sorcha

Checked your link. The only elderberry we have in England is Sambucus Nigra. Nowhere there does it say that there is any toxic part of this species (though it does say that hybrids with other species of Sambucus may have toxins).

As I say, I've never had any effects in 47 years of eating the things cooked, raw or any other way (including frozen), and I have consumed a lot on a regular basis.

By the way, pressed elderberry juice is also sold in our part of the world, as well as Elderflower Champagne.