Elderberries are harvested from late August to early September. They contain many anthocyanins. The water-soluble dyes are responsible for the intensive coloring of the berries - and are also very healthy.
Anthocyanins are secondary phytochemicals that can aid the body from aging and cell damage.
Scientists have found that elderberry helps aid the reduction and time of colds.
Researchers suspect that there is much more in the elderberry than the well-known cold remedy: it is currently being discussed whether the fruits are also effective in depression and blood sugar balance.