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Capers

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About This Food

Description

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

Selecting & Storing

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.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Molds
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 tsp(s)

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Calories: 0

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 2 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.02 g
Saturated Fat
0 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.01 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
4 g
ALA
4 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0.1 g
Net Carbohydrate
0.04 g
Sugars
0.01 g
Fiber
0.06 g
Protein
0.05 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
2.76 IU
0%
Vitamin C
0.09 mg
0%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.02 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0 mg
0%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0.49 mg
1%
Folate
0.46 mcg
0%
Niacin
0.01 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0 mg
0%
Thiamin
0 mg
0%
Choline
0.13 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
0.8 mg
0%
Copper
0.01 mg
0%
Iron
0.03 mg
0%
Magnesium
0.66 mg
0%
Manganese
0 mg
0%
Phosphorous
0.2 mg
0%
Potassium
0.8 mg
0%
Selenium
0.02 mcg
0%
Sodium
59.28 mg
2%
Zinc
0.01 mg
0%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
1.66 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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