Caper Trio Sampler Pack
Ananda Organic would like to give you the opportunity to sample the world of capers by introducing the trio sampler pack.
In this pack you will get to try all the delicious products the caper bush has to offer.
Each pack will include capers, caperberries and caper leaves
1 x 70g resealable pouch of non-pareil salted capers
1 x resealable pouch of caper leaves (approx 6 stems - each stem has around 6-8 leaves)
1 x resealable pouch of caperberries (approx 6-8 berries)
Recipe sheet with delicious recipes.
The precious caper buds, leaves and berries contain considerable amounts of anti-oxidants and bioflavonoids, and have preventive properties against arteriosclerosis (the thickening and hardening of arteries). They are rich in vitamins and contain rutin. They are in fact, one of the largest sources of rutin. Rutin is naturally formed on the capers, leaves and berries in the salting process. You can see the little flecks of rutin on all caper products. Vitamin-A, vitamin-K, niacin, and riboflavin are also found in capers.
It takes four hours to pick 1kg of capers!
Capers - Nothing beats the taste of salted capers. Salted capers are more flowery, more like flower buds, which is exactly what they are. Capers are sold by size. The smaller the caper, the more delicate in texture and flavour it is. The smallest of capers, which measures under 7mm, is considered non-pareil. Translated from French, has no equal. Non-pareil capers are more delicate and are the best for flavour and texture.
A perfect match with garlic and a real standout with seafood.
It's easy to make your own tartare sauce. Toss them through a warm potato salad, smash them through avocado and then spread that on your sour dough bread or warm blinis. Try frying them in a little olive oil mmmmmmmmmm fried capers are delicious and then toss them through your salad or pasta.
We road tested these little beauties with some of our top chefs and they've been given the thumbs up.
Now we are happy to announce they are available to you too.
We pick the fresh tender new season caper shoots, with leaves and tiny capers intact and simply brine them. This way you choose how you dress them. Toss them in a little olive oil and lemon juice, try them as an edible garnish on your seafood and meat dishes, mix them into salads. Or deep fry them for a unique antipasto or on your favourite platters. I've fried them till crisp then scattered them over the top of salt and pepper calamari. Even toss a few on top of your fav pizza.
Our new season caper shoots have a distinct peppery mild caper flavour and are very pleasant to eat.
Caperberries are the fruit from the caper bush. Capers come first, followed by the caper flower and then the caperberry forms. They do not have as strong a flavour as our capers but have a lovely crunchy nutty flavour due to their seeds. The white spots form on the caperberries due to an antioxidant called rutin which is formed during the curing process when the oils are released. This is perfectly normal and very healthy too.
They are fantastic served on cheese platters, ploughmans lunches, even chopped and fried with a little butter then poured over your favourite fish, veggies. Try them in your favourite cocktail (we tried them in our gin and tonic) yum! Replace the olive in your martini!