Juniper berry

Juniper berries have been used for hundreds of years; they've been found in Egyptian tombs, and were used during the first Olympic games as they were believed to enhance stamina. Today, the deep blue berries are mainly used to season meat and game dishes, vegetable dishes, sauces and various herbal and alcoholic beverages like gins and genevers, as well as some Scandinavian spirits. The spicy, aromatic, dark berries of the medicinal juniper tree can be used fresh or dried, crushed or whole.  Juniper berries are harvested in early autumn for culinary and medicinal use. A juniper berry is ..

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