Juniper Berries, Whole

The scent of sophistication – a dinner of finely-marbled kobe beef, gin and tonic, potatoes dauphinoise, and artisan sauerkraut.

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Juniper berries are sourced from an evergreen shrub that grows in Northern, rather chilly climates and some temperate climates. It has been used for centuries as a table spice and an ingredient for marinades, spirits, and as a preservative by ancient Romans, Gauls, the French, and many Native American tribes. (The latter also used the berries as beads for jewelry and decoration.) Many cultures also thought the berries to have mystical properties such as the ability to purify dwellings or the body.

The flavor is piney, sweet, woody, fresh and will definitely remind you of gin. Whole Juniper berries are popular mainly for pickling and for the production of gin and other spirits. However, the flavor of these dried juniper berries work well for meat rubs. Blend with salt, garlic, and black pepper for a popular dry rub that goes well with venison, boar, and lamb. Finely ground with thyme and rosemary, the rub features well on less fatty cuts of beef.

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IngredientsJuniper berries.
Basic PreparationReady to use as is or can be crushed prior to use, this product contributes a strong flavor so use sparingly.
Recommended ApplicationsThought to stimulate one’s appetite, Juniper Berries should be used sparingly. Commonly used to cook with game meat, in marinades, or rubbed over meat prior to roasting or grilling.
Taste & AromaBitter or Astringent
Product StyleWhole, Seeds/Berries
CuisineAlsatian, German, Mediterranean, Scandinavian
Handling / StorageStore in a cool, dry place.
Shelf Life1.5 Years
Country of OriginAlbania
Dietary PreferencesAll Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO
Allergen InformationNone Specified


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