Benefits of Capers
Iron in Capers
Most commonly associated with red blood cell health, iron is necessary for oxygen transport, helping your red blood cells carry oxygen throughout your body. Iron also helps your cells produce enough energy for daily functions, and in general cell development and production. Capers contain a moderate amount of iron, an essential mineral. However, capers are not usually eaten in large quantities, so they are not a reliable source of iron in your diet. A 1 tablespoon serving of capers contains almost less than a quarter milligram of iron, which is about 1 percent of your daily requirement. Adult women ages 19 to 50 require 18 milligrams of iron a day, while those over the age of 51 require 8 milligrams per day. The requirements vary for women who are lactating or pregnant. For specific dosages, contact a doctor. Men over the age of 19 require 8 milligrams of iron per day.