Juniper Berries

General Description

Juniper Berries come from the juniper shrub, an evergreen in the genus juniperus, which grows in the Northern Hemisphere.

Geographical Sources

Europe and North America

Traditional Ethnic Uses

Juniper Berries are used in Northern Europe and the United States in marinades, roast pork, and sauerkraut. They enhance meat, stuffings, sausages, stews, and soups.

Taste and Aroma Description

Juniper Berries have a bitter-sweet aroma.

History/Region of Origin

Juniper Berries grow wild throughout the Northern Hemisphere and are used widely in Scandinavian and French kitchens.

Storage Tips

Store in cool, dark, dry places.

A Few Ideas to Get You Started

Crush Juniper Berries before using. Use them in marinades for game, beef, or pork.