Physalis is the genus of those plants that belong to the Solanaceae family. It grows in template, warm and subtropical regions around the world.

This genus is distinguished by its little, orange or yellow fruit, which is similar – in size, shape and structure – to the tomato. However, the cape gooseberry is partly or completely wrapped by a big peel that comes out of the calyx.

It is eaten in its natural form, with chocolate, in patisserie, with jelly, juices, ice creams, sweets, marmalades, with sauces for white meat, in salads and also as decoration for special dishes. It is internationally considered an exotic fruit. Marmalades, nectars, cloudy juices and canned products can be made whit this fruit, with very satisfactory results. Between 83 % and 86% of its pulp can be used.

Nutritional information (0.1 kg)
Fiber 4.8 g
Saturates 0.0 g
Monounsaturated fatty acids 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Calcium 7.0 mg
Iron 1.2 mg
Zinc 0.0 mg
Vitamin A 0.0 ug
Vitamin C 0.0 g
Folic acid 0.0 ug
Salt (Sodium) 0.0 mg
Sugars 11.2 g
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