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1 November 2003 Review of Food and Medicinal Uses of Capparis L. Subgenus Capparis (Capparidaceae)
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Capers of commerce are immature flower buds which have been pickled either in vinegar or preserved in granular salt. Semi-mature fruits and young shoots with small leaves may also be pickled for use as a condiment. The use of capers can be traced to the prehistory. Although Capparis spinosa from the western Mediterranean is the most widely used species, the subgenus comprises 23 species and subspecies occupying large territories from the Atlantic coasts to the Pacific in the Old World. We have recorded medicinal and food uses for 19 species.

Diego Rivera, Cristina Inocencio, Concepción Obón, and Francisco Alcaraz "Review of Food and Medicinal Uses of Capparis L. Subgenus Capparis (Capparidaceae)," Economic Botany 57(4), 515-534, (1 November 2003). https://doi.org/10.1663/0013-0001(2003)057[0515:ROFAMU]2.0.CO;2
Received: 16 January 2002; Accepted: 1 January 2003; Published: 1 November 2003
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