Juniper Berries are a wonderfully unique and tasty seasoning, suitable for a wide variety of dishes. They have a strong, bitter, slightly peppery flavour and gritty texture.
The spicy, aromatic berries can be used to flavour anything.
Try it in casseroles, marinades and stuffing, or use it as a rub to complement pork, rabbit, venison, beef and duck. Juniper Berries can also be used in sweet dishes such as fruitcake, and they provide the primary flavouring for gin.
This powerful berry has also been used on the skin to heal wounds and joint pain directly. And the essential oil is inhaled to treat bronchitis—a fascinating ingredient.
The strong taste of Dried Juniper Berries means you only need to add a few when cooking. Overdo it, and the taste can be pungent but hit that sweet spot, and the Dried Juniper Berries will add another dimension to your meal.
Mix up your dish with this spicey berry.