Juniper berries are tart and sharp. They have a slightly piney flavor with a hints of both fruitiness (citrus) and pepperiness - like Gin! Don't let the "berry" fool you. It is a seasoning and not a snack.
Flavor casseroles, marinades and stuffings and complement pork, rabbit, venison, beef and duck. They can also be used in sweet dishes such as fruitcake. Juniper berries also provide the main flavoring for gin.
Juniper berries are high in vitamin C, flavonoid antioxidants, monoterpenes, and coumarins.