Cape Gooseberry

Cape Gooseberry is a semi-acid fruit, which belongs to the berry family, native to the South American Andes. It has an ovoid shape with an average diameter of 1.2 cm and an average weight of 5 g. It is encased in a thin dark-yellow papery inedible leaf (husk/chalice), which protects the fruit from the environment.

Cape Gooseberry is also known as Physalis, Aguaymanto, Uvilla, Cape Gooseberry, and Golden Berry.

Benefits

Cape Gooseberry has several health benefits, such as:

  • Antioxidant properties due to the polyphenols present in it.
  • Anti-inflammatory, antitumor, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. It might even lower blood cholesterol levels.
  • Contains elevated levels of vitamins A, B, and C.
  • Helps purify the blood due to its diuretic properties.
  • Lowers blood sugar levels, helping to treat diabetes.
Nutrition Facts Cape Gooseberry Serving Size 50g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 50 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0 0%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 10 g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0 g 0%
Sugars 0 g
Protein 2 g
A Vitamin 14% C Vitamin 18%
B1 Vitamin 0% B6 Vitamin 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
Fhosphorus 10% Potassium 0%
Magnessium 0% Folato 0%
* Daily Values ​​are based on a 2000 diet calories. Their values ​​may be higher or lower depending on the caloric needs.