The physalis is also called the cape gooseberry, golden berry or ground cherry. Physalis is related to the tomato, not at all related to the gooseberry or the Chinese gooseberry that the common name might suggest. The fruit is a small round berry, about the size of a marble, full of small seeds. It is bright yellow when ripe, and very delicious.
Physalis also known as the Cape Gooseberry or Ground-cherry. It was originated in Mexico and was cultivated by the Aztecs centuries before the Spanish explorers introduced it elsewhere.
Serving size: 100 grams
Protein: 1 gram
Fat: 1 grams
Carbohydrate: 5.8 grams
Dietary Fiber : 1.9 grams
To eat the physalis, the papery husk must be removed. After that the fruit should be washed and is ready to be consumed. Physalis is commonly eaten out-of-hand and has a bitter/sweet taste. The fruit is also ideal for making jam and is a tasteful ingredient for salads, desserts and cakes.