Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Cape Gooseberries

How do you eat a Cape Gooseberry?

Firstly, remove the outer calyx (cape), to reveal the golden berry inside. Then simply bite into the berry and enjoy the explosion of flavour! Fresh berries are often added to salads, smoothies and baked goods. Alternatively, you can eat them dried, as part of a trail mix or made into a jam or paste. Click here to view our favourite Cape Gooseberry recipes.

What are some other names for Cape Gooseberries?
  • Ground Cherries
  • Chinese Lanterns
  • Goldenberries
  • Rasbhari
  • Pichuberry
  • Uchava
  • Inca Berries
  • Physalis Peruviana
What do Cape Gooseberries taste like?

People love Cape Gooseberries for their refreshing and unique tartness. They are both sweet and sour. Their shape, texture and firmness is not unlike a cherry tomato. The fruit contains many small, edible seeds which are similar to fig seeds in texture, although pleasingly less gritty.

What is the botanical name for Cape Gooseberries?

Physalis Peruviana

Why are Cape Gooseberries considered a Superfood?

Cape Gooseberries are bursting with nutritional goodness. Click here to read more about the health benefits of Cape Gooseberries.