Juniper Berries are seed cones with a berry-like appearance that are used as a spice.
Juniper berries are especially common as ingredients in European and Scandinavian cooking. They lend fresh and citrusy flavor to meats, particularly pork, poultry, and game meats.
Juniper is also the primary flavoring in Gin.
Because the outer shell is relatively flavorless, the berries should be lightly crushed before they are used as a spice.