Dried Juniper Berries
The small blue berries pack a surprising punch: chew one and will be uplifted by heady terpenes and strong flavours reminiscent of the scent of the mountain conifer forests in which these trees grow. It makes a sublime garnish for a gin and tonic where it complements botanical flavours in the gin.
A SPIRITED TASTED OF THE WILD
Hand gathered high in the mountains, the juniper berry offers a resiny and herbaceous counterpoint to wild game dishes, beverages and traditional fermented vegetable preparations. Juniper berries have a strong bitter and herbal flavour that excites the palate, stimulates hunger and improves digestion. Rich in mono-terpenes and flavonoid compounds the juniper berry offers health benefits including anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal effects.
CULINARY INSPIRATION FOR dried Juniper berries
- Salt cured gravlax salmon with juniper and lemon zest
- Blend with other wild botanicals, salt and fresh herbs for a wild game rub
- Use to flavour traditional fermented sauerkraut
- Pair with good quality fresh citrus in a pan sauce for salmon or white fish
- Fermented beverage with the berries by adding salt and lemon slices with fresh juniper berries and allow the wild yeasts present on the berries to work their magic