Sloe Berry (Blackthorn)

Dried Herbs > Berries
Sloe berries are the fruit of the blackthorn bush (Prunus spinosa) and are typically dark blue to black in color. They are often used in culinary and beverage applications, as well as in traditional medicine. . . . read more

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  1. Sloe Gin: One of the most well-known uses of sloe berries is in the production of sloe gin. Sloe berries are steeped in gin along with sugar, and the resulting infusion is a traditional and popular beverage. The process of making sloe gin involves macerating the berries in the alcohol, and over time, the flavors are extracted, resulting in a sweet and tart liqueur.

  2. Preserves and Jams: Sloe berries are used to make preserves, jams, and jellies. The high pectin content in the berries contributes to the setting of these spreads.

  3. Flavoring in Culinary Dishes: In some culinary applications, sloe berries are used to flavor sauces, desserts, and other dishes. They add a unique tartness and depth of flavor.

  4. Traditional Medicine: In traditional herbal medicine, sloe berries have been used for various purposes. They were historically employed for their astringent properties and believed to be beneficial for conditions such as diarrhea.

  5. Wines and Liqueurs: Apart from sloe gin, sloe berries are sometimes used to make sloe wine or other liqueurs. The berries are fermented or infused to create alcoholic beverages with a distinct flavor profile.

  6. Dyeing: The dark pigments in sloe berries can be used as a natural dye for fabrics. The color produced is often a shade of purple or blue.

It's important to note that while sloe berries have culinary and traditional uses, scientific evidence supporting specific health benefits is limited. Additionally, sloe berries are very tart and astringent when raw, so they are typically processed or sweetened in culinary applications to balance their flavor. If considering the use of sloe berries for medicinal purposes, it's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional.

Place of Origin

Macedonia - Trade

Botanical Name

Prunus spinosa


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100% Sloe Berry.
No preservatives, artificial colours, sweeteners or flavours.
Gluten free, dairy free and no added sugar.

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