The Capparis spinosa L. extract contains a wide range of polyphenols and anthocyanin, showing antioxidant and detoxifying effects, as well as vitamins from group B, E, K and folic acid. It is also rich in iron, sodium and calcium.
Different parts of caper were investigated for their antioxidant effects, potentially useful against some degenerative diseases.
The essential oil hydrodistilled from leaves and floral buds of C. spinosa and the water infusion prepared with the same were assayed for anticarcinogenic potential on human colorectal adenocarcinoma cells.
Reduced Risk of Cardiac Arrhythmia
Pickled capers pack high doses of the bioflavonoid quercetin, which plays an important role in the functioning of the KCNQ gene family's potassium ion channels. If dysfunctional, these channels increase the likelihood of someone developing several dangerous health conditions, including arrhythmia of the heart.
Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention
People who regularly consume flavonols such as quercetin are less likely to develop Alzheimer's. This reduced risk may result from natural antioxidants and the anti-inflammatory properties of these flavanols, which limit cellular damage.”
WebMd. Health Benefits of Capers. Available at: https://www.webmd.com/diet/health-benefits-capers#2
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