Capers are the flower bud of a bush native to the Mediterranean and parts of Asia. Once harvested, the buds are sun-dried and then pickled in vinegar.
While capers range in size, the petite nonpareil variety from southern France is considered the finest.
The pungent briny flavor of capers is a delicious accompaniment to sauces and condiments as well as fish dishes.
Estimated Glycemic Load: 0
Capers are generally packed in brine but can also be found salted and sold in bulk. Capers should be rinsed before using to remove excess salt.
Serving size: 1 tsp(s)View Calorie Breakdown
Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 2 : 1
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