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The physalis, also known as the Cape gooseberry, is a berry wrapped in a papery lantern. The bright orange berry is related to the tomato.

Origin physalis Origin

The physalis originates from Central and South America. Our physalises come mainly from Colombia.

Taste physalis Taste

A ripe physalis has a sweet-tart taste that is slightly reminiscent of pineapple.

Use physalis? Use

Physalises can be eaten out of hand or used to make jam. They are also great in salads and desserts. Remove the lantern first as it is not edible.

Storage physalis? Storage

Unripe physalis fruits ripen well at room temperature. When the physalis is ripe, the fruit is a bright orange/yellow colour. Store ripe physalises in a cool place but not in the refrigerator.

tips TIP!

The physalis, particularly with the lantern still attached, also makes a wonderful edible decoration on a tart or dessert.

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Nutritional value  physalis Nutritional value

  per 100 gr
Energy 52 kcal
Energy 221 kJ
Carbohydrates 5,7 g
of which sugars 5,7 g
Fat 0,4 g
of which saturates 0,1 g
Fibre 3,3 g
Protein 2,6 g
Sodium 19 mg
Vitamin C 23 mg

Growing areas Growing areas

Growing areas Physalis

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