Not a true berry but the seed cone of various species of juniper. Used as a flavour for gin, juniper has a woody, resinous, pine-like taste. It is used in Northern European and Scandinavian cuisines, is essential in sauerkraut and is a great addition to gamey casseroles and as a marinade. Juniper should be used sparingly, crushed in a mortar just before using. It will keep for many months in an airtight jar.