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The physalis also known as the Cape Gooseberry or Ground-cherry is a small round yellow orange berry. The tangy fruit is full of soft small edible seeds. The most striking feature of the physalis is the papery green to light brown inedible husk which is shaped around the fruit like a lantern.
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Physalis berries are usually eaten on their own, but they make a great ingredient in a whole range of dishes. The flavour of physalis is a perfect partner with chocolate, but they also taste amazing in salads, bakes, desserts or ice-cream. Physalis also makes a stunning garnish for your dishes.
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Physalis tips

When ripe?

The fruit is ripe when the berry is bright yellow to orange.
EAT ME Physalis in the shops are always ripe and ready to eat.

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Storage advice

Keep Physalis berries out of the fridge.


How to prepare physalis?

Remove the papery husk and rinse the berry before consumption. The fruit is also ideal to use in all sorts of recipes.


Preparation Tips

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  • Great as a snack.
  • Delicious as a jam.
  • Perfect for sweet dishes and desserts.

Recipes with Physalis

Festive fruit bowl
Festive fruit bowl
Physalis focaccia
Physalis focaccia
Physalis muffins with physalis curd
Physalis muffins with physalis curd
Festive fruit bowl
Festive fruit bowl
Physalis focaccia
Physalis focaccia
Physalis muffins with physalis curd
Physalis muffins with physalis curd
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Origin EAT ME Physalis

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Did you know...

  • the physalis (Cape Goosberry) is related to the tomato, not the gooseberry, as the name might well suggest.

  • the physalis grows on a bush and it takes about 25 weeks before the fruit has ripened.

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Relishing a golden future
Relishing a golden future

The Cape gooseberry, also called physalis berry is delicious to eat and an important fruit to the Colombian women of Frutas Comerciales. As a result of working with this orange berry they are building towards a better future.

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