Barberries - Berberis Vulgaris
- barberries are rich in vitamin C
- Their sour taste is reminiscent of currants
- for jellies, rice, pilaws & stews
- What are barberries? How do they taste?
What are Barberries and how do they taste?
Barberries are also called Berberis Vulgaris and belong to the Berberidaceae family. They grow in Europe and Asia. It is not only an ornamental plant but also a fruit suitable for consumption.
Berberis Vulgaris have a sour taste and are rich in vitamin C. They are similar in taste to currants but with a harsher note. You can also see them thriving in parks, but not everybody knows that you can make delicious food with them.
Berberis vulgaris have a sour taste and are rich in vitamin C. They are similar in taste to currants but with a harsher note. You can also see them thriving in parks, but most weepy know that you can make delicious food with you.
In Central Asia, they use them as a common spice. In Iran, they have a long tradition of flavoring pilafs, soups, stews, various meat dishes, lamb dishes as well as rice with them. They give the rice a pleasantly sour note. Barberries contain lots of pectins and are therefore suitable for making jellies and jams.
Culinary use of Barberries
You can even make jellies and jams with them, due to their level of pectin they gel easily. In Iran, they use them to season pilaws, rice, and stews.
Spread some Barberries on top of lamb for the last 10 minutes of cooking. In doing so, they pop open and give their delicious sour flavor to the lamb.
Barberries go well with dill, green cardamom, cumin, coriander, bay leaves, saffron, and ceylon cinnamon sticks.
Storage of Spices, Berries, and Blends
Please fill the barberries in an airtight container. I prefer glasses with a screw cap because they are easy to sterilize in water. Store the container protected from the sun in a cool and dry place.
Here you will find the Barberry in different container sizes. We offer them in packaging from 50 gr to 1 kg in our online spice shop. Please choose the one that suits your needs.