Saturday, November 30, 2013
Cedar Berries - Juniper Berries
I did a search for information on the uses of the berries and discovered that many places sell cedar berries - but it's a different cedar, Juniperus monosperma.
So, I did another search and found that some people do indeed eat/use berries from both the eastern red cedar [Juniperus virginiana] and the southern red cedar [Juniperus silicicola].
Note: According to this site from the University of Florida, some botanists don't make a distinction between J. virginiana and J. silicicola.
People seem to think they're OK when used as a flavoring [for gin, meat, sauerbraten], but not eaten in bunches.