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Barberries are tart fruits from the plant Berberis vulgaris. They grow in Europe, northwest Africa and western Asia.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Barberries are small in size and red in color.[1][2] They have a very tart flavor, on par with or greater than that of cranberries.[1][3][2]

Selection and storage[edit | edit source]

Barberries are commonly available in dried form.[4] They should be kept in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.

Use[edit | edit source]

These berries are especially used in the Middle East and Central Asia, where they are popular in meat and rice dishes for adding flecks of color and tartness.[2] They can also be used in jams or syrups.[1]

Before using dried barberries, they should be soaked in hot water to rehydrate them.[2]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. a b c Davidson, Alan (2014-01-01). Jaine, Tom (ed.). The Oxford Companion to Food. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acref/9780199677337.001.0001. ISBN 978-0-19-967733-7.
  2. a b c d "What Are Dried Barberries? | Cook's Illustrated". Retrieved 2023-12-19.
  3. "Ingredient Spotlight: Barberries". Kitchn. Retrieved 2023-12-19.
  4. March 20, Sarra Sedghi Updated; 2019. "Everything You Need to Know About Barberries". MyRecipes. Retrieved 2023-12-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)