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Capers are immature flower buds which have been pickled in vinegar or preserved in granular salt.
Capers have a sharp piquant flavor. Have an aroma and saltiness to dishes as pasta sauces, pizza, fish, meats and salads. The flavor of caper may be described as being similar to that of mustard and black pepper.
Capers are popular in Mediterranean recipes.Goes well with olives, argula, anchovies and artichokes.
Capers are said to reduce flatulence and to be anti-rheumatic in effect. In ayurvedeic medicine capers improve liver function. Capers have reported uses for arteriosclerosis, as diuretics, kidney disinfectants, vermifuges and tonics. Capers contain considerable amounts of the anti-oxidant bioflavinoid rutin.