Berries are a spice with a bitter sweet aroma. They
grow wild throughout the Northern Hemisphere and
are used widely in Scandinavian and French kitchens.
The dried berries are the size of peppercorns.
They are also used with root vegetables,
legumes and bean dishes. It possesses some medicinal
properties that can aid in problems of digestion
like flatulence which explains its frequent use
in bean dishes.