Juniper Berries


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Product Description

Juniper Berries are obtained from the small evergreen juniper tree. The dried berries have a dark blue colour, fresh spicy tart flavour, and pine aroma. Juniper has a special affinity with venison and other robust game meats. Used in European cuisine.

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Culinary Notes:

Lightly spicy and tart with a subtle pine aroma, Juniper Berries add a fragrant flavour to sweet and savoury dishes, as well as cocktails. We harvest the berries and their peak ripeness and dry them to lock in their flavour and aroma.

Health Benefits:

Juniper berries have many health benefits. They have antiseptic and diuretic properties. They can help to treat rheumatism, control blood pressure and support kidney function.


100% dried Whole Juniper Berries

How to Use:

  • To release their full flavour crush them before using them.
  • Use 3 or 4 berries
  • Use them in rich dishes and game meats
  • Use in marinades, stuffings, sauces, terrines, meat stews, and in sauerkraut making.
  • It pairs well the blends of Herbs de Provence, Italian Herbs, or Mixed Herbs
  • Crush and add to your gin and tonic for a beautifully fragrant addition

Country of origin:

Southern Europe

Other Names or Spelling:

Juniper Fruits, Juniperus communis

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What can juniper berries be used for?

Juniper berries are most commonly used as a spice for gin. It adds flavour to casseroles, marinades and stuffing. It is also applied to wounds and joints directly for pain relief.

2. Are juniper berries safe to eat?

Juniper berries are edible. Juniperus communis, the common variety of juniper berries found in the market, are safe to eat, whereas Juniperus Sabina or Savin Juniper is poisonous.

3. Do juniper berries grow in Australia?

Most of the juniper berries are grown in Asia, Europe, and North America. However, not much is grown in Australia as the climate isn’t suitable.

4. What do juniper berries taste like?

Juniper berries taste like tart or pine. It has a musty flavour with a sweet and spicy citrus element.

5. What are juniper berries good for?

Juniper berries are commonly used as a flavouring agent. These berries are good for your kidneys, immunity, skin, joints, digestion and heart health.

6. Where can I buy juniper berries?

You can easily find juniper berries in the nearest grocery store or simply order them online from our website.

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