What are Capers?

What Are Capers?

Capers are the caper bush’s immature, unripened green flower buds (Capparis spinosa or Capparis inermis). Italy, Morocco, and Spain, as well as Asia and Australia, grow the plant. It’s most commonly linked with Mediterranean cuisine, but it’s popular worldwide. Whether brined or dried, the caper is prized for the explosion of flavor it adds to recipes. It can give texture and tanginess to a wide range of meals, including seafood, pasta, stews, and sauces.

Capers are a low-calorie item, but they don’t provide much nutritional benefit because they aren’t consumed in large numbers.