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Don't be confused by the name - Juniper berries are a seasoning, not a snack. This pungent spice is popular in European cuisine and also gives gin its distinguishing flavor.
Juniper berries are actually the tiny pinecones of the juniper shrub, which is found across Europe and North America. The pinecones are so tightly clenched that they look like small, blue-purple berries. Juniper berries are tart and sharp, with a resinous, piney flavor and hints of citrus. If you've had gin before, you'll recognize the distinct taste of juniper. "Gin" is short for the French genièvre or the Dutch jenever, both of which mean juniper, the main flavor in gin.
Juniper berries have been used since ancient times, when they were popular in Greece, Rome, and Egypt. The ancient Greeks used juniper berries as a medical remedy and Greek athletes used to eat them before races to increase stamina. Juniper berries have even been found in the tomb of King Tut!
Juniper is most commonly used as a seasoning for wild game, such as venison, boar, rabbits, and pheasants. However, it can also be used to season beef, pork, and many vegetables such as cabbage (some types of sauerkraut are made with juniper). Juniper berries are often found in European dishes, and many use them to make meat stews, sauces, marinades, juniper tea, and even chili.
Most dishes won't need more than three or four juniper berries. After crushing the berries to release the flavor, some also chop or grind them.
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Evelyne TEske, walla walla, wa October 13, 2013
“thank you for the prompt shipment, i am looking forward making use of the juniper berries. thank you again,”
John, Chimacum, WA June 19, 2013
“Great juniper berries....and to top that off they arrived 1 day early. Thanks”
Maryann, Wappingers Falls, NY June 19, 2013
“What a Fun place to shop! I purchased the Juniper berries - so fresh and fragrant. Loved everything else - this company excels in follow-up - shipped on time and packaged well -and, comes in a delightful box - everything about it puts a smile on your face. I'm nuts about the experience - have to tell all my friends -will definitely order more.”
Linda, Kernersville, North Carolina March 23, 2013
“Thank you for the fast delivery of my order. The Juniper berries are excellent quality.
Catherine, Yonkers, NY December 20, 2012
“I got my order delivered to me with the speed of light :)
I love my juniper berries and I am sure I will order some more in the near future!
Have a NUTTY Christmas! ”
Bryan, Deltona, Florida December 13, 2012
“WOW, that is all I can say!!! Super fast delivery and great products!!! Amazing!!
Thanks for the great NuTs!! We will be back for more!!”
Kenneth November 13, 2012
“I am very happy with my shipment of juniper berries which I needed to cure a pastrami. I have enough left that I will be curing a corned beef brisket next. Cudos and continued success to Nuts.com.”
Carole, Glendale, AZ October 19, 2012
I did, in fact, receive my order and I was very pleased with the Juniper Berries and the surprise package of figs. I normally do not eat figs but I put them on a bed of greens with walnuts, goat cheese and raspberry vinaigrette dressing and it was delicious! I now enjoy figs! Thank you very much.
I have my holiday list made up and will be ordering for November and December, very soon.
Tom, Lancaster, Pa October 5, 2012
“I was blown away by how fast my stuff came! I ordered about 7-7:30 Thursday night and when I got home from work about 4:15 on Friday, my order was at my house. I have never had anything delivered so fast!”
David, Alamogordo, NM April 28, 2012
“I needed juniper berries for making corned beef. Brand name berries cost almost $10.00 for a few ounces. I got a full pound of juniper berries from Nuts.com for about $7.00! I can now make corned beef cheap and for months to come!! Thanks Nuts!”
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Margaret, Lexington Park, MD April 4, 2014
“Our berries arrived yesterday. That was berry fast! Thank you.
I will be making a sauerkraut recipe this weekend and will be incorporating the juniper berries. Real adjuncts to see how it turns out.
Obtw, we loved the cute little box.”
Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.
Store in a cool dry place for up to 1 year. Refrigeration is not needed.
Country of Origin: Italy
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