A blackish-blue berry. They are tart and earthy with a slight sweetness.
Elderberries are found all over the world.
Native Americans, Egyptians, and Europeans all have traditional medicines using elderberry. Today, elderberry is used as a flu treatment, in pies and jams, and to make wine.
New Oxford Book of Food Plants by John Vaughan et al. (2009)
“Sambucus” from Kew Science Plants of the World Online.