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Benefits of Capers
Capparis spinosa, the caper bush, also called Flinders rose, is a perennial winter-deciduous plant t
1. Capers
Capers add bold and vibrant flavor to your meals the small, pickled flower buds contain mustard oil, so even a few capers impart big taste. Cooking with capers adds interest to your meal without adding a lot of calories each tablespoon contains just two calories. Capers provides some health benefits due to their modest nutrient content, which helps you reach your recommended daily intake of a few essential nutrients. However, due to their high salt content, you should consume them in moderation.
2. Very low in calories
Capers are in fact very low in calories, 23 calories per 100 g. However, this spice bud contains many phytonutrients, anti oxidants and vitamins essential for most likely can find these beautiful tiny olive green buds filled in a narrow tall glass jar submerged in their pickling medium in the spice stores and groceries. Pickled capers are readily available around the year in the markets.
3. Culinary uses
Capers, its tender shoots, as well as immature berries are used in cooking. Raw buds have neutral flavor and need to be processed in pickling medium to develop unique piquant, tangy flavor.
4. Fiber
Like many other plant based foods, capers contain fiber, a type of carbohydrate. Your body cant digest fiber, and the nutrient helps to fill your stomach, soften your stools and prevent constipation without adding calories to your food. Fiber may also help prevent disease following a diet rich in the fiber lowers your risk of cardiovascular disease, reports the Harvard School of Public Health. A tablespoon of capers contains 0.3 grams of fiber, about 3 percent of your minimum recommended daily fiber intake.
5. Vitamin K
Capers contain vitamin K, an essential fat soluble vitamin. This nutrient promotes bone growth to help keep your bones healthy and strong, and plays a role in blood coagulation a process important for preventing excessive bleeding. Vitamin K also aids in cell growth, and plays a role in the development of your cartilage and nervous system. Each tablespoon of capers boosts your vitamin K intake by 2 micrograms. This provides approximately 2 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin K.


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