What are capers?
Capers are the unripened flower buds of Capparis spinosa, a prickly, perennial plant which is native to the Mediterranean and some parts of Asia. Their use dates back to more than 1200 B.C. Capers have long been a favorite in the Mediterranean region. The small, green herb buds lend a piquant sour and salty flavor to salads, dressings, sauces, vegetables and a variety of main dishes.
I discovered capers this year. Now when I see a recipe that interests me with capers I try it. I think this is a great way to flavor a dish. No salt needed when you have capers!