One of our Riverford chefs’ favourite ingredients, keep a jar of these capers in your fridge and add to all manner of salads, pasta dishes, chicken, fish and seafood, or to make homemade tartar sauce.
Capers (65%), water*, white wine vinegar, salt*, * non-organic>
Allergens in bold.
Suitable for vegans.
Refrigerate after opening keeping the capers immersed in the liquid.
All about capers…
The caper plant is a tough ground hugging plant with long, thorny shoots that spread radially for up to 2 metres. It thrives in the sunniest and most arid regions all around the Mediterranean basin. The plant produces beautiful and wonderfully fragrant flowers and the ‘caper’ is the unopened bud of the flower. If these remain unpicked, the flower will develop into a caperberry, the fruit of the plant.
Delicias Organic Capers are hand-picked on a daily basis between mid-May and the end of August. The freshly picked Capers are then put into large drums, immersed in brine and left to ferment for up to 2 months before being thoroughly washed and packed for consumption.
Essential is a workers’ co-operative based in the Westcountry. They’ve been trading in ethical produce for even longer than Riverford and are fantastically knowledgeable about their products.
They’ve managed to combine growing into one of the UK’s leading organic and Fairtrade wholesalers with remaining fanatically devoted to sustainable and ethical standards of living, business and food production.
|Energy (kJ)||159 kJ|
|Energy (kCal)||38 kCal|
|Fat (g)||0.5 g|
|of which Saturates (g)||0.28 g|
|Carbohydrate (g)||6.4 g|
|of which Sugars(g)||1.09 g|
|Protein (g)||1.9 g|
|Salt (g)||7.3 g|