Whole and milled capers create a distinct flavour in many kinds of dishes. The caper bush shrub (technically known as the capparis spinosa) produces the capers that we know and eat today. Although capers can often be confused with the caperberries of the same plant, they are actually quite different. Caperberries are the larger fruit, whereas capers are the small buds that are formed before the plant flowers.
Whole capers are typically a dark olive green colour and although usually smaller than olives, can be used in a similar way to them. Like olives, raw whole capers are not usually eaten as they are, and require some sort of preservation.
Preservation methods may use:
- Wine vinegar
- Olive oil
As a food ingredient supplier, we choose to preserve in brine, and this has worked well for our clients. Furthermore, we understand that our clients are often after versatility in the products they use. This is why we supply not only the more well-known whole capers, but milled capers, too.
Whole and milled capers usage
Caper bushes flourish wild all over the Mediterranean. Grown in the sunny climates of countries like Italy, Spain, Greece, Morocco and France, capers are a staple in many types of Mediterranean diets.
Whole capers can be added onto pizzas, tossed into salads, or mixed into pasta. They can also be used in stuffing or be added as a finishing garnish. Some people even enjoy the taste of deep fried capers and the delicious crunch they provide.
On the other hand, milled capers are often used in sauces, spreads, salsas, and relishes. These can range from remoulade to tartare sauce. Milled capers can also be great for creating Italian condiments like tonnato, as they add another dimension of flavour. Finely chopped capers can also be used in tapenade.
Whether you choose to use whole or milled capers, both are perfect for adding a more salty and slightly sour taste into dishes. As a food ingredient supplier, we can say that this can really help to enhance the flavours in a savoury meal.
Whole and milled capers from a food ingredient supplier
At JC Dudley, we provide whole and milled capers that come acidified and in brine. We know that whole capers are often sought after in recipes, as they create not only great taste, but also a wonderful texture and some people find milled capers provide the versatility they are after. This is why we also supply milled capers that come in a powdered form. Additionally, if you are interested in caperberries, we have these available. They are used in the same way as capers, but having a milder flavour, create a different effect in dishes. For whole capers, we supply the full range of the grades, from smaller Lilliputs to the larger Gruesas
A food ingredient supplier should know all about the varying uses that whole and milled capers have, and even know how they differ from caperberries. At JC Dudley, we know our products inside out, so if you need any advice, don’t hesitate to ask.
Contact us for whole and milled capers
As an expert food ingredient supplier, we can supply you with both whole and milled capers. Whether you are interested in whole capers, milled capers, or the related caperberries, JC Dudley can get you the right products. If you are unsure of which option to pick, we can also help you establish which could be a better choice for your particular need.
To find out more, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44 (0) 1494 792 839.
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