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, caper berries
, C. spinosa
A caperis a perennial spiny bush that bears rounded, fleshy leaves and big white to pinkish-white flowers.
Capers of commerce are immature flower buds which have been pickled in vinegar or preserved in granular salt.
Semi-mature fruits caperberries and young shoots with small leaves may also be pickled for use as a condiment.
Capers have a sharp piquant flavor and add pungency, a peculiar aroma and saltiness to comestibles such as pasta sauces, pizza, fish, meats and salads.
Capers are said to reduce flatulence and to be anti-rheumatic in effect are recorded as hepatic stimulants and protectors,improving liver function.