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Caper seed

Capparis spinosa capers the true alcaparras
Family: capparidaceae

Mediterranean native plant, with a natural distribution in the coastal regions of the whole border of the mediterranean sea west of the canary islands and morocco. Think therefore, that his old habitat was the dry areas of central and western asia.

Grows like a bush between 50 and 60 cm of very ornamental juicy leaves, spreading a profusion of white-pink floral buttons adorned with long and very scented features; which are the edible alcaparras of trade.

The caper plant is known for their culinary properties, wherein their imports floral buttons are preserved in wine, vinegar and salt.

They have been very used in salad, pasta, meat, fish and garnishes to add aroma and spicy flavor to food;

Its strong flavor like a spicy mustard is due to an enzymatic reaction with a mustling oil (methyl glucosinolate) that is released from Vegetable tissues when crushed.

That plantinha that is in truth, button floral; it has been transformed in very personality that, that highlights the flavor of cold sauce, like the french, “rémoulade” and “tartare”, and the italian “green salsa”.

CAPER BUSH

CAPPARIS SPINOSA

SWEETLY FRAGRANT

FLESHY LEAVES, LARGE WHITE TO PINK FLOWERS AND LONG VIOLET STAMENS

EDIBLE Flower BUDS ARE PICKLED TO MAKE CAPERS

EDIBLE FRUITS ARE PICKLED FOR CAPER BERRIES

LEAVES ARE EATEN IN SALADS

PLANT GROWS AS A LOW LYING SHRUB

TOLERANT OF DROUGHT

TOLERANT OF MOST SOIL CONDITIONS

USED TO REDUCE SOIL EROSION AND ROCKY SLOPE PLANTINGS

PLANT HAS MEDICINAL VALUE

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