Thorny caper – Capparis spinosa – The buds are a spice
Thorny caper – Capparis spinosa – The buds are a spice.
It is a species of plants found in the Mediterranean and Asia Minor. Its flower buds make a spice with a sweet and sour taste, but they must be properly processed first. Because they are inedible when raw. When preserved in salt, vinegar, olive oil or wine, they are called capers.
They are also slightly spicy due to the rutin they contain. Not everyone is convinced by their specific taste, but they also have their die-hard fans. Who can’t imagine pizza, pasta or salad without their addition.