Friday, March 30, 2007

Cape Gooseberries

9:44 AM


Cape Gooseberries ( or Physalis peruviana ) is a species of Physalis. 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 sweet, making it ideal for baking into pies and making jam ( Wiki ).The most notable feature of the Cape Gooseberry is the single lantern-type pod (calyx) that covers each berry, the feature that gives the gooseberry its "caped" appearance. This part should not be eaten.

The plant has been used as a diuretic for various urinary problems. It is used to make a sparkling wine. Hindu legends mention water tasting sweeter after eating gooseberries.

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Update ( 16-Oct-2007 ): Voted as Noteworthy on PhotoFriday Challenge. Thank you all for voting.

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Büşra said...

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Framed and Shot said...

Congratulation on your Photo Friday Award.
This was a very beautiful and far from ordinary shot of something ordinary! Love the colors
Great work!

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The Organic Gardener said...

What unique fruit, my brother and I are currently eating some of these dried fruits; they are so yummy, sour, and sweet.

Thanks for the wonderful picture. By the way, what zones does this fruit grow in?

Olivier Jules said...

amazing colours!


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