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A Caper (Capparis spinosa) is a shrub from the Mediterranean region. It is best known for its edible buds and fruit which are usually consumed pickled.
The pickled or salted caper bud (also called caper) is often used as a seasoning or garnish . Capers are a common ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine. The grown fruit of the caper shrub is also available, prepared similarly to the buds, as caper berries.
Used in ancient Greece as a calminative.
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