Capers are the unripened flower buds of Capparis spinosa or Capparis inermis from the Mediterranean region.
They is best known for their edible buds and fruit which are usually pickled or salted.The pickled or salted caper bud is often used as a seasoning or garnish.
Figaro Capers in vinegar are a common ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine and they are often enjoyed in cold smoked salmon or cured salmon dishes, salad, pizza, pasta and sauces. Capers are also sometimes substituted for olives to garnish a martini or used in bloody mary and cocktails. The caper was used in ancient Greece as a carminative.