Elderberries are rich in anthocyanins that give elderberry its intense blue-purple coloration. 100 grams of elderberry provide 73 calories and are a rich source of vitamin C, equivalent to 43% of the Recommended Daily Value (DV). Elderberries also have a moderate content of vitamin B6 (18% of the recommended daily intake) and iron (12% of the recommended daily intake).
Elderberries and elderflowers are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that can boost the immune system. They can help control inflammation, reduce stress and protect the heart. Elderberry is recommended to help prevent and alleviate cold and flu symptoms.