De Molina - Ballobar wild capers (9-11mm)
Recently their distinctive characteristics have made these wild capers, which grow a long way from the Mediterranean, sought after once again.
They are a unique product which is closely linked to the local area: the shrubs grow wild only in stony south-facing ground in a very limited area around the village.
The bud of the Ballobar caper is gathered before flowering together with the fruit (alcaparron); they are both preserved in brine and are a high class gastronomic product with distinctive tenderness and fragrance.
It is said that these capers were given to the Russian Czar in exchange for caviar.