Farmers Market: Capers

Capers are a less-used spice with a unique flavor. The buds of a caper shrub, they are used in a variety of Mediterranean recipes. Capers are popular for their flavors, but they are also a healthy option. They are low in calories and full of anti-oxidants. They can promote health benefits such as reducing cholesterol and treatment of some blood disorders. The buds are also full of vitamins and minerals.

Capers are sold in your local grocery store, typically already pickled. They are dries and then kept in jars with vinegar or olive oil. They are used for many recipes, from tuna or salmon to a pizza topping.

Check out these great recipes with capers, from pork chops to salmon!

 

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