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June 25th, 2008

Have You Cooked With Juniper Berries?

by Tim, 2 Comments »

juniper berries

Juniper berries are an excellent spice to use in many dishes. They have a piney, fresh flavor. Most of the time I like them in meat dishes, but they can be used in a wide variety of dishes… whatever you like.

One of the things that I want to highlight is their health benefits. Juniper berries contain anti-viral compounds that inhibit a number of viruses including flu and herpes virus. They also contain an essential oil that is known for its digestive properties and can help relieve bloating, flatulence, indigestion, and heartburn. If I am ever not feeling well I go out of my way to include them in my diet whether in soups or with chicken, beef, or fish.