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Capers

Some things you might not know about capers:

  • native to the Mediterranean basin
  • are the pickled or salted flower buds of the plant Capparis spinosa L.
  • caperberries are semi-mature fruit that have been pickled
  • the strong flavour is largely due to the presence of mustard oil.
  • capers have been known for thousands of years and were mentioned in the writings of Pliny the Elder.

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