CAPERS

Description

Relatively extended condiment, of frequent consumption in Spain, widely used in pizzas. Eaten along with pork preserves, cheese “raclettes” and smoked salmon. Frequently used as ingredient of some sauces, mixed pickles and salads. Needs intensive labour for plucking, selection and processing.

Is a typical product of the Mediterranean area as wild bush, while is being cultivated also in certain countries.

Extra Information

• Product type

In bulk, packaged in industrial plastic barrels, in temporary preservation in BRINE. For industrial use, for factories repacking for final consumer

• Variety

Wild bush (or planted from wild bush)

 Aspect

Typical, dark green. Also sometimes yellow-green

 Texture

Typical almost firm

 Shape

Typical, round thick pieces, slightly spherical

 Organoleptic

Healthy fruits, well graded by sizes, accurate selection to remove defective fruits (like those broken, splashed, or having stains, coloration defects, etc.). With typical smell and taste

 Sizes

Available in all commercial sizes (named super-capotes, capotes, surfines, capucines, non-pareilles, etc.)

• Preservation liquid

Salt/brine

 Sulphites

no

• Packaging

Industrial plastic HDPE food grade barrel of 260 L.

• Plastic mesh

yes

• Net drained weight

180 kg per barrel, but depending on each country of origin

• Labelling

Label on each barrel

• Traceability data

yes

• Adviced Best Before

Preferably 12 months from production date

• Selling unit

1 sea 20 foot container with 80 drums of 180 kg n.d.w. (14.400 kg of product)

• Country of Origin

Mainly Spain but also Morocco, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Syria and Tunisia

• Finished product

Under demand, packaged product availability in pasteurized jars and cans for consumer market.