cape gooseberry

The name Cape Gooseberries actually comes from Cape Town in South Africa, the berries are actually called Gooseberries was brought to South Africa by the Cape settlers in the 1800’s.

Cape Gooseberries is one of South Africa’s favourite berries, well at least here in the Western Cape where they are mostly found. Some people call the Gooseberry a fruit but i’ll just stick to berries for now.

Cape Gooseberries have antioxidant properties as well as anti inflammitory properties and has also been used for cancer, malaria, asthma, hepatitis, dermatitis and rheumatism.


Physalis peruviana, commonly known as physalis, is indigenous to South America, but was cultivated in South Africa in the region of the Cape of Good Hope during the 1800s, imparting its common name, cape gooseberry.

As a member of the plant family Solanaceae, it is related to a large number of edible plants…

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