Benefits of Capers
Caper parts have been used to relieve rheumatic pain in traditional medicines. The spicy caper pickles traditionally added to recipes as appetite stimulant. In addition, they help relieve stomachache and flatulence conditions. Capers are one of the plant sources high in flavonoid compounds rutin (or rutoside) and quercetin. Capers are in fact very rich source of quarcetin (180 mg/100 g) second only to tea leaf. Both these compounds are powerful anti oxidants. Research studies suggest that quercetin has anti bacterial, anti carcinogenic, analgesic and anti inflammatory properties.