Organic Capers in Brine - 100g
Organico condiment vegetables, like these capers, are grown, prepared and packed by one family in Foggia, Italy. Sourcing this way, from grower-producers, means that more income is kept on the land.
The family, workforce, farming practices and delicious products are bound to a commitment to protecting the environment.
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Capers are a great addition to salad and sauces.
For a highly nutritious and tasty meal, gently fry herring roes in butter, ghee or coconut oil for a couple of minutes on each side. Add a handful of chopped parsley, a teaspoon of capers and a tablespoon of lemon or lime juice. Season and serve. Simple and delicious!
HEALTH BENEFITS OF CAPERS
This spice contains many phytonutrients, antioxidants, and vitamins essential for optimum health.
Capers are one of the highest plant sources of flavonoid compounds rutin (or rutoside) and quercetin. Capers, in fact, are the largest sources of rutin; 100 grams contain 332 mg of this compound. Also, Capers are a very rich source of quercetin (180 mg/100 g) second only to tea leaf. Both of these compounds work as powerful antioxidants. Research studies suggest that quercetin has anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Furthermore, rutin strengthen capillaries and inhibits platelet clump formation in the blood vessels. Both these actions of rutin help in smooth circulation of blood in the capillaries. It has found application in some in trial treatments for hemorrhoids, and varicose veins. It also found to reduce LDL-cholesterol levels in the obese individuals.
The spicy buds contain healthy levels of vitamins such as vitamin-A, vitamin-K, niacin, and riboflavin. Niacin helps lower LDL cholesterol.
Furthermore, minerals like calcium, iron, and copper are present in sufficient amounts in them. High sodium level, however, is mainly due to the addition of sea salt (sodium chloride) in the brine.
- Caper pickles are traditionally added to recipes as an appetite stimulant. Also, they help reduce stomachache and flatulence conditions.