Nutrition

Ancient Treasure, Modern Superfood

Health Benefits of Cape Gooseberries
Nutritional Panel of Horti-Pride Cape Gooseberries

Prized by the ancient Incas for their sweet-sour flavour and nutritional benefits, the humble Cape Gooseberry is loaded with plant-based Vitamin C and many other antioxidant-rich phytonutrients. So much so that modern health gurus praise the golden berry as superfood. Each tiny berry boasts amazing health-benefits such as:

  • Vitamin A for healthy skin and eyes
  • Vitamin B to boost metabolism
  • Vitamin C for immunity
  • Fibre for gut health
  • Iron for energy
  • and much more!

The Wonderful Science of Cape Gooseberries (aka Physalis Peruviana)

It’s not just the health and fitness industry that’s going crazy over Cape Gooseberries. Scientists in medical fields have conducted numerous studies showing the amazing disease-fighting properties of the Physalis Peruviana. Scientific studies have demonstrated a long list of health benefits including:

  • disease fighting antioxidants
  • possible cancer prevention properties (Hydroxywithanolide E)
  • ability to stabilise blood sugar and assist with diabetes management
  • sleep-enhancing properties
  • anti-inflammatory polyphenols and carotenoids
  • protection against cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer

We never cease to be amazed by the healing properties of Cape Gooseberries. Here is a collection of links to studies and articles about our favourite food. We hope you enjoy learning as much as we do!