Elderberry Bushes

Elderberry Plants

Never Better Bob added on August 25, 2015 | Answered

The fruit of elderberry plants sit on the ends of very fine short stems which are attached to much larger long stems. I have heard that elderberry stems are poisonous. Are both the very thin and the thick stems harmful when making jelly?

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Answered on August 27, 2015

Only the berries are used for cooking, like making jelly. They lose their toxicity when cooked properly.
The stems should not be used or consumed.

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