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

Characteristics edit

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

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

Use edit

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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  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)