Friday, March 30, 2007
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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