Ground Juniper Berries
Ground Juniper Berries are an easy and convenient way to add a bittersweet, pine-like, pepper flavor to a recipe. We take the same ripe, dried evergreen berries we sell whole and grind them for our Ground Juniper Berries.
Ready to use. Add to taste.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Juniper Berries, or Juniperus cummunis, are technically female seed cones with a berry-like appearance. They are used as a spice, particularly in European cuisine, and are responsible for the flavoring of gin.
Blossoming from small shrubs across the Northern Hemisphere, Juniper Berries are used primarily impart a sharp, clear piney flavor to game meat and sauerkraut.
The history of Juniper Berries' use dates back to the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans who used them for medicine and health benefit, believing their consumption contributed to increased stamina. Their medicinal value remained strong through the 17th century, when they were used as a diuretic, arthritic pain reliever and appetite stimulant.
Today, their use stretches to essential oils, aromatherapy and perfumery.
The sweet and spicy flavor of gingerbread pairs well with the piney, bittersweet notes of Ground Juniper Berries. This recipe features a glaze infused with our Ground Juniper Berries, which lend a slightly tart, citrusy note.