the appetizer:

The Visual Food Lover's Guide by QA International, includes complete descriptions of foods like Carob, Juniper Berry, Dulse, Irish Moss, Lupine Bean, and Herring.



Juniper Berry

Juniperus communis, Cupressaceae

Juniper Berry


The fruit of the juniper tree, a tree originally from the boreal regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The flowers produce small fleshy berries that are first green. then turn blue-black or violet with a dusty bloom during the second year. The berries have a resinous perfume. a sharp taste and slightly bitter flavor.


Choose: whole berries (more flavor) that are almost black and with no mold. They can be slightly shrivelled.

Avoid: brown or greenish berries.

Serving Ideas

Juniper berries are used whole or cracked. They are popular in northern Europe. They are used to flavor game, poultry, pork, rabbit, sauerkraut, pâtes, marinades, stuffings, charcuterie (sausages and deli meats), cabbage dishes and stocks.

Juniper berries are used in the making of gin, certain beers, Scandinavian aquavits and certain German schnapps.

Nutritional Information

Properties: antiseptic, diuretic, tonic, depurative, stomachic and antirheumatic. Juniper berries are said to help combat arthritis, biliary disorders and bladder stones. Do not use the essential oil of juniper without seeking professional advice if pregnant or if one has kidney problems.

The berries, bark and needlelike leaves of the juniper can be used as an infusion.

  • from:
    The Visual Food Lover's Guide
  • by QA International
  • Wiley 2009
  • Paperback; 616 pages; US $16.95
  • ISBN-10: 0470505591
  • ISBN: 978-0-470-50559-5
  • Reprinted by permission.

Buy The Visual Food Lover's Guide


The Visual Food Lover's Guide


This page created October 2009

The Global Gourmet
The Global Gourmet®
Main Page


Spring Recipes for
Easter & Passover

   Clip to Evernote

Bookmark and Share


Twitter: @KateHeyhoe

Search this site:

Advanced Search
Recent Searches


Kate's Global Kitchen
Kate's Books
Cookbook Profiles
Global Destinations
Holiday & Party Recipes
I Love Desserts
On Wine

Caffeine and You Caffeine and You
cooking kids Cooking with Kids
new green basics New Green Basics

Conversions, Charts
   & Substitutions

About the
Global Gourmet®
   Contact Info
   Privacy Statement

Recent Cookbooks

Cooking Italian
175 Home Recipes
4-Hour Chef
Bakery Cookbook
Barefoot Contessa
Bouchon Bakery
Burma: Rivers of Flavor
Cake Mix Doctor
Comfort Food
Craft of Coffee
Crazy Sexy Kitchen
Daily Cookie
Fifty Shades Chicken
French Slow Cooker
Frontera - Rick Bayless
Gluten-Free Quick & Easy
Jerusalem: A Cookbook
Kitchen Science
Lidia's Favorite Recipes
Make-Ahead and Freeze
Modern Milkshakes
Modernist Cuisine
Mystic Cookbook
Paleo Slow Cooking
Picky Palate
Pop Bakery
Practical Paleo
Quick Family Cookbook
Sensational Cookies
Smitten Kitchen
Southern Living Recipes
Sweet Life in Paris
Trader Joe's Vegetarian
True Food
Whole Larder

More Cookbooks


Kitchen & Home


Copyright © 1994-2013,
Forkmedia LLC



cat toysCatnip Toys

Kitchen & Home