At multiple sites, juniper berries were founded in ancient Egyptian tombs as far back as 1500 AD. Initially, they were used to help cure tapeworms and aid digestion. Later, people started to appreciate the taste of Juniper berries, and the Roman empire used it as an alternative to pepper. Increasingly, it became a popular spice in Northern civilizations like Germany, England and Scandanavia to flavour food and drinks!
Dried Juniper Berries have a piney taste, similar to rosemary but sweeter. Juniper berries are often used in the production of gin, which gives gin its distinct taste.
How to Use:
Pair well with lamb, venison, and pork
Used in sauerkraut, marinades, root vegetable dishes, tomato sauce, soups, and mulled wine
Store in an airtight container in a dark cupboard for up to 1 year.