JUNIPER BERRY - With unusual cone shapes and a scaly surface, juniper berries are a unique seasoning. There are several species of juniper berries, produced on evergreen trees native to North America, Europe, and Asia. Juniper berries are not real berries as the name suggests, but serve a similar botanical purpose. They are used as a spice and also as a drink enhancement, especially with alcoholic beverages.
A VERSATILE INGREDIENT - The spicy and aromatic berries are dark in colour when dried. They are commonly added to alcoholic beverages such as gin and tonics to enhance the aroma. When crushed, they add a nice flavouring to foods, such as beef, pork, duck, fruitcake, and casseroles. Our juniper berries can be used whole or crushed in many ways to enrich dishes and give them a citrusy, piney and tart flavour.
FLAVORFUL AND AROMATIC -The berries are commonly added to alcoholic beverages such as gin and tonic, giving them a spicy, pine-like aroma. To enhance the flavour of casseroles, meats, and even beverages, the juniper berries can be added whole or crushed to provide a sweet, robust flavour. They are commonly used to also enhance the aroma and flavour of pork, beef, venison, and duck, adding a piney flavour with a hint of citrus.