Elderberry vs Other Superfruits

How Do Elderberries Compare to Other Superfruits?

Elderberries, harvested from the Sambucus tree, are renowned for their rich nutritional benefits and vibrant purple hues. Native to both Europe and North America, these tiny, tart berries have been consumed through the ages for both a tasty snack and for their medicinal wonders.


These superberries are considered a ‘super fruit’, a category that includes other nutrient-packed fruits such as blueberries, acai berries and goji berries. These fruits are high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and also great tasting. 


Historically, Elderberries have been used to treat ailments from flu to burns. We continue to explore the benefits of elderberries, and other superfruits, and are discovering so many more healthy reasons to add them to our diets. You can get on board this superfruit ride and buy some elderberries from us, today.

Superfruits: A Nutritional Breakdown 




Elderberries are lauded for their high content of vitamin C, and their high amounts of antioxidants, such as flavonoids and phenolic acids. These components make elderberries highly effective in supporting your immune system and reducing inflammation. 


Unlike other super fruits, elderberries also contain antiviral properties, which can help combat cold and flu symptoms.


They have a rich mineral profile too, including iron, potassium and phosphorus to support overall health and wellness.


This potent combination of nutrients has elderberries on the top of the list of super fruits and underscores their growing popularity in health and dietary circles. 


Goji Berries


Goji berries are prized for their high levels of antioxidants, in particular zeaxanthin, which supports the health of your eyes. They also have vitamins A and C, which help boost the immune system. Goji berries have a broader spectrum of essential amino acids than elderberries.




Blueberries are also well known for their high antioxidant content, especially anthocyanins, which help combat inflammation and oxidative stress..


While blueberries and elderberries boast impressive levels of antioxidants, blueberries are more commonly consumed fresh, which makes them a great option for a healthy snack on the go.


Acai Berries


Acai berries are packed with antioxidants, particularly anthocyanins, which help reduce oxidative stress and promote heart health. They’re also a good source of healthy fats and fiber.


Acai berries are higher in caloric value than elderberries and beneficial fats. This makes them good for boosting energy and improving your skin.



Goji Berries


Açaí Berries


73 per 100g 

98 per ounce (28g) 

84 per cup (148g)

70 per 100g frozen pulp


18.4g per 100g 

21.6g per ounce (28g) 

21g per cup (148g)

4g per 100g


0.66g per 100g 

4g per ounce (28g) 

1.1g per cup (148g)

1.4g per 100g


0.5g per 100g 

Less than 1g per ounce (28g) 

0.5g per cup (148g)

5g per 100g


7g per 100g 

2.7g per ounce (28g) 

3.6g per cup (148g)

2g per 100g


High in Vitamin C, Vitamin A 

High in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron, and zinc 

High in Vitamin C, Vitamin K 

High in Vitamin A, calcium 


Flavonoids and phenolic acids 

Zeaxanthin and polysaccharides 

Anthocyanins, flavonoids 

Anthocyanins and flavonoids 

Health Benefits of Superberries




What is elderberry good for? The elderberry fruit is known for many health benefits, particularly its positive impact on your immune system. Being rich in vitamins and antioxidants, Elderberries can help fight colds and reduce the downtime that flus can cause.


The anti-inflammatory side of these superberries can help fight sinus infections and help promote respiratory health. 


Regular consumption of elderberries could also help with better skin health due to their high vitamin A content, which enhances and rejuvenates skin.


Goji Berries


Goji berries are able to boost your immune function and enhance eye health due to their high zeaxanthin content. They can also promote skin health with their rich vitamin and mineral profile.

Where elderberries excel in antiviral properties, goji berries reign supreme in eye health and a broader range of essential amino acids.




The health benefits of blueberries lie in their powerful antioxidants, thought to be the highest levels of any fruit or vegetable. They can help prevent illnesses and support brain health. They’re high in vitamin K which can help with heart health. 

These little berries also contain much dietary fiber, good for digestion.


Acai Berries


Acai berries are also powerhouses of antioxidants which can protect your cells from damage. Acai berries can also help reduce swelling and inflammation, reduce blood sugar levels and help to stimulate your immune system.


Berry Type

Health Benefits


- Immune-supporting properties.
- High in antioxidants and vitamin C.
- Traditionally used to relieve cold and flu symptoms.

Goji Berries

- Rich in antioxidants, may improve immune function.
- High vitamin A content supports eye health
- Contains compounds that may promote mental well-being.


- High in antioxidants, particularly anthocyanins, which may reduce the risk of heart disease.
- May improve brain function and memory.
- Suitable for blood sugar management due to low glycemic index.

Acai Berries

- High in antioxidants, may aid in heart health
- Contains healthy fats beneficial for the skin.
- May have anti-cancer properties.

The Case for Elderberries


Elderberries need to be on the top of your shopping lists for many exceptional health reasons. The fabulous blending of nutrients that supports our body’s immune system does wonders for your health and wellbeing. The elderberry that Sambucol uses, the Sambucus Nigra, is densely packed with vitamin C, dietary fiber, and potent antioxidants such as flavonoids and phenolic acids, which collectively strengthen the immune system and fight inflammation. Unlike other superfruits, elderberries possess unique antiviral properties that are highly effective against cold and flu symptoms, setting them apart as a medicinal powerhouse.


While blueberries and goji berries offer significant health benefits, such as improving cognitive function and eye health respectively, elderberries provide a more comprehensive approach to wellness. Their ability to combat viruses and support cardiovascular health, coupled with their traditional use in a variety of medicinal applications, positions elderberries as the superior choice for holistic health benefits.


You can find out more about the wonders that elderberries have, by reading about black elderberries.