Juniper Berries

These berries are a necessity for marinades for wild boar, venison, and pork dishes. Make sure you crush them to release flavor.


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Juniper berries are used primarily to flavor wild game.

Due to the many hunters among our customers, juniper berries have always been in great demand at the peak of the game season. Their flavor was popular with the American Indians in the Pacific Northwest, who crushed the berries and cooked them with wild buffalo. They have a tart flavor which cuts back some of the gaminess of venison. In European countries, juniper berries are a necessity for marinades for wild boar, venison, and pork dishes; and are often used in stuffing for all types of fowl. They may be thrown in a stew, whether beef or rabbit, and, of course, you cannot make an authentic sauerbraten without the addition of juniper berries. Try a few in your sauerkraut, too!

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