Physalis Peruviana or Cape Gooseberries are native to South America but can be found in South Africa, England and many Pacific Islands.
The Gooseberry is an excellent source of Vitamin C with a long list of health benefits to include Anti Bacterial, Immune Boosting and Anti Inflammatory properties.
On my first encounter I came to the conclusion that you either like gooseberries or you don’t. A bit like cherry tomatoes but dense, a bit tarty with many tiny seeds that could go unnoticed. When having this berry on its own I had to remind myself that it is extremely healthy. It is said that the nutritional value doesn’t change when cooked so I made a Caramelized Gooseberry Mango Salad with was absolutely divine.
Here are a few of the many names for Cape Gooseberry:Aztec Berry, Golden Berry, Umami Berry, Peruvian Ground Cherry, Inca Berry, African Ground Cherry. Read more