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Are Capers Vegan?

by Fabian Jackson

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These small, tangy buds are great in everything from salads to pasta dishes, but are they vegan?

If you’ve been wondering if capers are suitable for a vegan diet, keep reading to discover.

Capers 

Capers are the edible flowering buds of the Flinders rose, or caper bush. They’re distinctly salty, slightly sour and generally pickled in brine or vinegar; a store-cupboard staple that’s rarely left out of savoury Mederteranian dishes.  

macro of capers with rock salt

Photo credits: Gardener's Path

Are capers vegan?

Yes, capers are completely vegan. Although they have a salty and tangy flavour profile that’s often synonymous with the likes of anchovies and sardines and included in non-vegan recipes, capers are completely plant-based and suitable for anyone on a vegan diet.  

Wondering what to do with your jar of capers? Give Val’s one-pot spaghetti puttanesca recipe a go, it’s fuss-free and full of flavour.  

Be sure to send more plant-based questions our way via the comments section below.

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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