Health companies tap elderberry to beat COVID-19 blues

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Demand for the humble Hungarian elderberry has soared this year as U.S. and Chinese buyers have snapped up supplies, attracted by the fruit’s purported health benefits as a supplement to boost the immune system.

Elderberries have long been used in traditional medicines in Hungary and farmers have harvested wild clumps.

But before the coronavirus pandemic, 90 per cent of the country’s crop was sold to the food industry for use as red food coloring in ice cream, jam or candies. Only the remaining 10 per cent was used in health products.

Now elderberries have become a precious commodity, and...


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Health companies tap elderberry to beat COVID-19 blues


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