Originally posted on Once Upon a Spice:
Capers are a tasty pungent additive or seasoning for many Italian, Mediterranean and French dishes. Many Foodies are simply crazy about the flavor that they impart. Caper berries are mainly olive green in color and are about the size of a small pea. Usually available in a pickled form, capers are an important commercial plant because almost all parts of the caper plant such as the flowers, buds, and leaves are used for medicinal and culinary purposes.
Capers are one of the most popular ingredients in herbal teas. The bark leaves, and flower buds are used for treating various medical conditions from eye infections to arthritis; they are said to be a great body detoxifier as well.
The color as well as the tangy, sour flavor of the caper is somewhat similar to that of green olives. Smaller caper berries are more aromatic than…
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