|This small red berry is from the Middle East. It has a sharp tangy flavour and was once a substitute for citrus peel.|
Barberry is used to flavour poultry dishes. It is also stirred into saffron flavoured rice dishes and rice pilafs. Used to flavour couscous dishes. Can be added to bulgur salad.
It is used to make a tangy soft drink popular in the Middle East.
In Eastern Europe it is often used as an ingredient to make a mixed berry jam to make a tangy jelly.
They have a tangy, lemony currant flavour.
It is high in Vitamin C.
It may be beneficial to sufferers of poly-cystic ovarian syndrome.
Barberry has been used in the treatment of diarrhoea , stomach problem and fever. It might help to treat inflammation.
Many believe that it is an attractive plant to have in the garden. It is however, prohibited in many countries as it attracts wheat rust which can destroy grain crops!
This berry is also used in capsules, tinctures and ointments.
Barberries are used in Iranian dishes to be served at weddings. It is considered a symbol of the fact that life isn't always a bed of roses. The reason for this thought is their sour taste.
Country of Origin!
Culpepers' Barberry comes from Iran!