Capers, ancient food and very rich in health properties; vitamin C,K, B 12, copper, magnesium, iron. Quercetin, powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.


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Capers Capperis spinosa are buds of a shrub plant that grows on the Mediterranean coast. Capers grow well in soils of volcanic origin. The capers that are used in cooking are unopened buds, which are harvested before they hatch, when they reach their characteristic olive green color.

100 grams of capers give 23 kcal, 5 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, and 2 grams of protein. Fats are less than one gram, while the content of vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin B12 is relevant. Capers contain iron, magnesium, copper and manganese. If we consume them in salt, obviously high is the content of sodium.

Capers contain two particular substances: quercetin and kaempferol.

Quercetin is a powerful antioxidant, acting as an inhibitor of numerous proteins in inflammatory processes.

Querecetin is the substance that promotes the elimination of senescent cells.

Alike properties of kaempferol.

Recent studies have proven that the consumption of capers brings significant benefits in reducing blood sugar as well as triglycerides. This does not mean that it is enough to stuff oneself with capers to obtain a positive effect, but it is good to know that the ingredient of a sauce or a condiment is a good ally for our health.

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Caper plants