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.
Culinary Notes :
- 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
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.
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Other names or spelling: Juniper Fruits, Juniperus communis