A juniper berry is the female seed cone produced by the various species of junipers. It is not a true berry but a cone with unusually fleshy and merged scales, which give it a berry-like appearance
Flavor/Aroma: "Green-fresh" and citrus notes
Use: Juniper berries are used in northern European and particularly Scandinavian cuisine to "impart a sharp, clear flavor" to meat dishes, especially wild birds(including thrush, blackbird, and woodcock) and game meats (including boar and venison).
They also season pork, cabbage, and sauerkraut dishes