United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Full Report (All Nutrients):  02054, Capers, canned
Food Group: Spices and Herbs
Scientific Name:  Capparis spinosa
Carbohydrate Factor: 2.35   Fat Factor:8.37   Protein Factor: 1.82   Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 6.25  
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
tbsp, drained 8.6 g
Proximates Water g 83.85 2 -- 7.21
Proximates Energy kcal 23 -- -- 2
Proximates Energy kJ 96 -- -- 8
Proximates Protein g 2.36 2 -- 0.20
Proximates Total lipid (fat) g 0.86 2 -- 0.07
Proximates Ash g 8.04 2 -- 0.69
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 4.89 -- -- 0.42
Proximates Fiber, total dietary g 3.2 4 0.300 0.3
Proximates Sugars, total g 0.41 -- -- 0.04
Minerals Calcium, Ca mg 40 2 -- 3
Minerals Iron, Fe mg 1.67 2 -- 0.14
Minerals Magnesium, Mg mg 33 2 -- 3
Minerals Phosphorus, P mg 10 2 -- 1
Minerals Potassium, K mg 40 2 -- 3
Minerals Sodium, Na mg 2348 -- -- 202
Minerals Zinc, Zn mg 0.32 2 -- 0.03
Minerals Copper, Cu mg 0.374 2 -- 0.032
Minerals Manganese, Mn mg 0.078 2 -- 0.007
Minerals Selenium, Se µg 1.2 -- -- 0.1
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 4.3 1 -- 0.4
Vitamins Thiamin mg 0.018 2 -- 0.002
Vitamins Riboflavin mg 0.139 2 -- 0.012
Vitamins Niacin mg 0.652 2 -- 0.056
Vitamins Pantothenic acid mg 0.027 2 -- 0.002
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 mg 0.023 2 -- 0.002
Vitamins Folate, total µg 23 2 -- 2
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 23 2 -- 2
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 23 -- -- 2
Vitamins Choline, total mg 6.5 -- -- 0.6
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin B-12, added µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE 1 µg 7 2 -- 1
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- -- 0
Vitamins Carotene, beta 1 µg 83 2 -- 7
Vitamins Carotene, alpha 1 µg 0 2 -- 0
Vitamins Cryptoxanthin, beta 1 µg 0 2 -- 0
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU 1 IU 138 2 -- 12
Vitamins Lycopene µg 0 -- -- 0
Vitamins Lutein + zeaxanthin µg 0 -- -- 0
Vitamins Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 0.88 -- -- 0.08
Vitamins Vitamin E, added mg 0.00 -- -- 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 -- -- 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- -- 0
Vitamins Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg 24.6 -- -- 2.1
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.233 1 -- 0.020
Lipids 4:0 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000
Lipids 6:0 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000
Lipids 8:0 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000
Lipids 10:0 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000
Lipids 12:0 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000
Lipids 14:0 g 0.001 1 -- 0.000
Lipids 16:0 g 0.170 1 -- 0.015
Lipids 18:0 g 0.036 1 -- 0.003
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0.063 1 -- 0.005
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated g 0.004 1 -- 0.000
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated g 0.057 1 -- 0.005
Lipids 20:1 g 0.001 1 -- 0.000
Lipids 22:1 undifferentiated g 0.000 1 -- 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0.304 1 -- 0.026
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated g 0.111 1 -- 0.010
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated g 0.183 1 -- 0.016
Lipids 18:4 g 0.000 1 -- 0.000
Lipids 20:4 undifferentiated g 0.002 1 -- 0.000
Lipids 20:5 n-3 (EPA) g 0.000 1 -- 0.000
Lipids 22:5 n-3 (DPA) g 0.001 1 -- 0.000
Lipids 22:6 n-3 (DHA) g 0.000 1 -- 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans g 0.000 -- -- 0.000
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 -- -- 0
Lipids Phytosterols mg 48 1 -- 4
Other Alcohol, ethyl g 0.0 -- -- 0.0
Other Caffeine mg 0 -- -- 0
Other Theobromine mg 0 -- -- 0
Flavonols Kaempferol 2, 3 mg 131.3 20 12.13 11.3
Flavonols Quercetin 2, 3 mg 172.6 20 26.49 14.8

Sources of Data

1Nutrient Data Laboratory, ARS, USDA Nutrient content of ethnic and geographic specific foods, Southern Testing and Research Laboratories , 1995  Beltsville MD  
2Giuffrida, D., Salvo, F., Ziino, M., Toscano, G., and Dugo, G.  Initial investigation on some chemical constituents of capers (Capparis Spinosa L.) from the island of Salina. , 2002 Ital. J. Food Sci. 14 1   pp.25-33
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