Dried immature first year green juniper berries foraged from the Canadian wilderness. Wild Juniper is a staple ingredient in many dishes and drinks and is the signature flavour of Gin. There are roughly 60 different types of Juniper; most of what we carry is Juniperus virginiana. The green berries are slightly more toxic than the blue/black berries more commonly used in cooking. Green juniper is often used in gin making and tinctures.
Juniper grows abundantly in many places around the world and as such, has become popular with many different cuisines and pairs particularly well with game meats such as venison or moose as well as duck, rabbit and pork dishes.
Check out Toronto Distillery Co. to try some lovely Canadian gin made with our hand foraged Ontario blue Juniper berries.
When cooking with juniper limit yourself to a few berries per serving. Too many (6 or more berries) can cause some people upset stomachs. Our juniper is extremely flavourful so you don't need much anyway.