Juniper berries have a unique flavor that’s both piney and slightly citrusy, with a subtle hint of peppery spice. You can crush some and add to pork, sauerkraut or even chicken salad. Also used to season Schinke speck, a German ham bacon roll. They are commonly used in cooking to impart a distinct earthy, aromatic essence, particularly in dishes like game meats, sauerkraut, and certain types of gin.
Dried juniper berries have a complex flavor profile, characterized by a combination of piney, slightly citrusy, and mildly peppery notes. They offer a distinctive herbal and earthy taste, with a hint of resinous sweetness.
- Flavoring Meat: They are commonly used to flavor game meats like venison, wild boar, and rabbit.
- Pickling and Preserving: Juniper berries are a key ingredient in pickling brines for vegetables like cucumbers, as well as for preserving meats.
- Baking and Cooking: They can be crushed or ground and used in baking, particularly in bread, as well as in certain spice blends for various dishes.
Juniper berries have a strong flavor, so they should be used in moderation to avoid overpowering the dish.
- Net weight: 12 oz. (340g)