Capparis spinosa capers the true alcaparras
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 fromtissues 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”.
FLESHY LEAVES, LARGE WHITE TO PINK FLOWERS AND LONG VIOLET STAMENS
EDIBLEBUDS 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