Wild Barberries are a truly unique fruit with an incredible tart flavor. Prized for its medicinal purposes, it is known to help with heartburn, upset stomachs, and even help cleanse the liver. Our all natural dried barberries contain no pesticides and no additives of any kind.
In Europe for many centuries the berries were used for culinary purposes in ways comparable to how citrus peel might be used. The country in which they are used the most, is Iran where they are referred to as "Zereshk" (زرشک) in Persian. The berries are common in Iranian (Persian) cuisine such as in rice pilafs (known as "Zereshk Polo") and as a flavouring for poultry meat. Iranian markets sell Zereshk dried. In Russia they are sometimes used in jams (especially the mixed berry ones) and extract from them is a common flavouring for soft drinks and candies/sweets.