Cretan capers (110g)Excellent quality capers from the village of Stolii Monofatsiou. Producer Fragiadakis Ioannis. Crete, with its summer sunshine and the quality of its soil, is an ideal place for the cultivation and also for the natural growth of this bush.
Product code: 6200
Availability: AVAILABLE NOT AVAILABLE
The caper fruit is an important source of various vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which has attracted the interest of the scientific community. It contains vitamins A, E, C, K, Niacin, Riboflavin & Folic Acid, Calcium, Manganese, Iron, Magnesium & Copper and Selenium, fatty acids, mainly linoleic acid and flavonoids and a lot of sodium due to its processing.
The most important feature that makes caper a great food is precisely its high content of flavonoids (substances with intense antioxidant - and not only - action), such as quercetin, rutin and kaempferol.
They are bioactive substances that exhibit antioxidant, antibacterial, and fungicidal activity.
Galinos, perhaps the most famous physician of antiquity after Hippocrates and the father of Experimental Physiology, in his work "On Foods of Strength" makes extensive reference to capers, their nutritional value and how to process them to make them edible.
Use: Capers add a spicier flavor to salads such as Cretan salad with tomato, feta and dakos, flavor pasta sauces such as for example the Italian spaghetti alla puttanesca, it goes well with pizza, and you might have caught your eye in dishes like chicken piccata.
It is also one of the ingredients of the well-known tartar sauce which can accompany fish, meat or cold dishes. Caper berries are sometimes substituted for olives in the Martini cocktail garnish. In general, you can add it to any dish, as long as you like the taste. It goes particularly well with herbs such as thyme, basil and oregano.
Ingredients: Capers, water, vinegar, salt, olive oil