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The Instacart guide to juniper berries

About juniper berries

Juniper berries are the dried cones from a Juniper evergreen shrub. The shrubs grow in the temperate areas of the northern hemisphere and are commonly found in central Texas and the eastern part of Oregon. Although its name suggests it's a sweet fruit, the juniper berry actually has a strong flavor with notes of pine, and pairs well with garlic, caraway, pepper, and rosemary. 

The cone of the juniper is the berry. It is small and green when it first grows and turns a bluish-black in its second year. Juniper berries are different from other berries because they add flavor and aroma to a wide variety of dishes, both sweet and savory, where other berries are more commonly used just for dessert. Use Juniper berries to add flavor to:
  • Pickled foods.
  • Candy.
  • Puddings and gelatin.
  • Nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages.
  • Frozen dairy. 
  • Marinades.
  • A meat rub.
One of the most common uses for juniper berries is to flavor gin. Gin is made by distilling grain alcohol with juniper berries, which is what gives it its signature flavor. You can also add some whole juniper berries to a gin and tonic for a nice garnish and a little extra flavor. If you are not a gin drinker, juniper berries will add a floral and piney flavor to many other cocktails. 

Make a delicious rub by grinding a tablespoon of pequin chilies and juniper berries along with a teaspoon of anise seeds into a powder. Mix with a tablespoon of kosher salt, a tablespoon of sugar, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of pepper, tarragon, dried garlic, and sage. Rub on your favorite protein or game meat before grilling. This rub works with chicken or beef, and it also pairs very well with lamb and is delicious with venison and pork. 

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FAQs About Juniper Berries

The great thing about juniper berries is that they work in both sweet and savory dishes. Make a filling for pie with juniper berries and pears for a perfect combination of sweet and spice, or pair with lime for a sweet juniper lime cake. Juniper berries can also add a woodsy flavor to Panna Cotta made with bittersweet dark chocolate and sea salt. 

Juniper berries are high in many important nutrients and plant compounds. Like many other berries, they are a good source of vitamin C, and they also have antioxidants that help protect the cells in your body against damage that can lead to illnesses. Juniper berries also work as an anti-inflammatory and can help reduce inflammation in skin cells. 

Juniper berries have many health benefits but are usually consumed in small amounts. They should not be consumed when pregnant unless given a doctor's okay. 

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