Synonyms: Common Juniper
The juniper berries are berries of the Common Juniper (Juniperus communis), an evergreen plant in the family Cupressaceae, which is located in North America, Europe, North Africa and Asia. The blue-black juniper berries contain volatile compounds (especially pinene, myrcene), which give meat, fish, venison, poultry and sauerkraut a characteristic taste.
Juniper is also used to flavor various spirits such as gin, geneva and steinhäger (well–known German gin)
Nutrients of juniper berries
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