Farm Star Living

Health Benefits:

Aids in intestinal disorders
Anti-bacterial qualities
Anti-inflammatory
Helps control LDL cholesterol levels
May reduce cholesterol
May reduce risk of cancer
May reduce risk of heart disease

Nutrition:

Serving size: 1 tbsp; Calories: 2; Fat: .1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 238mg; Carbs: 0.4g; Fiber:.3g; Sugars: 0g; Protein: 0.2g; Potassium: 0%DV; Vitamin A: 0%DV; Vitamin C: 0%DV; Calcium: 0%DV; Iron: 0%DV 

Did You Know?

  • Capers are pickled flower buds
  • Harvesting capers is an arduous process because they can only be picked by hand. They're too small and delicate to be plucked by machine, so they're harvested individually

Ways to Eat:

  • Raw
  • In pastas or salads

Farming Trivia:

  • Their use dates back to more than 1200 B.C.E. where they are mentioned as a food in the Sumerian cuneiform Gilgamesh, an ancient retelling of a great flood and ark legend
  • Capers are grown in Asia, Middle East, Mediterranean, North Africa,Southern Europe, Turkey and California

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.