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Capers are flower buds. To be harvested, they must be picked in the morning time immediately before flowering; they are never dried but pickled in oil, brine or vinegar. Less often, capers are preserved by packing in coarse salt. These must be rinsed before usage. If left to flower, they are as delicate as a poppy.