Barberries Dried Whole

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Product description

Barberries are an important ingredient in Iranian cookery, and you’re most likely to find them in a Persian or Moroccan  restaurant. Increasingly, they are now available to purchase as a dried product. Barberries keep very well and rehydrate within 10 minutes and can be added to slow cooked dishes,  rice pilafs.  Traditionally, they were highly valued of their high pectin levels and used extensively in jam and jelly making. Barberries have a wonderful tart lemon tangy flavor which adds zest and tartness to any dish and their vibrant red color provides color and richness to dishes.



Barberries Culinary Notes :

  • To rehydrate: soak them for 10 minutes in cold water, drain, then sauté gently in oil and a splash or two of more water, until they begin to swell.
  • Sprinkle them on to a dish of rice or couscous or strew over pot-roasted chicken
  • For an incredible lamb rub, grind the dried berries in your mortar & pestle with salt and pepper.
  • Make into a stuffing mix with chopped almonds, cooked rice and onions, all laced with cumin and coriander – perfect for lamb.
  • They make a stunning addition to homemade mincemeat, along with orange zest and cinnamon.

Health benefits:

The plant has a reputation for increasing the longevity. Barberries mixed with warm natural remedies like cinnamon and honey leads to liver strength and treats Polydipsia and diarrhea caused by liver weakness and gastric problems. They are high in vitamin c and help improve the immune system.

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Other names or spelling: zereshk, pipperages

Additional information


35g, 160g

1 review for Barberries Dried Whole

  1. styleangel (verified owner)

    These barberry’s are such a delicate dried berry. Perfect for any cooking or baking. Made Iranian herb fritters by Ottolenghi with them last night. It really lifted the dish with a splash of sweetness.

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