these juniper berries, which are actually seed cones, are a dark purple-blue with a white wax coating, which gives them their striking sky blue appearance. did you know that juniper berries is what’s used to flavor gin? and sauerkraut? Yup, it’s a sneaky little flavor enhancer that’s used in eastern europe and scandinavia to give a sharp, clear flavor to foods. i am a fan. of both the color and the flavor.
eastern red cedar with berries (Juniperus virginiana)