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Physalis

Have you ever seen an exotic fruit so petite in size? Physalis, also known as gooseberry or golden berry, is just about the smallest exotic fruit within our range. Size doesn’t matter when it comes to this fruit; it’s all about the flavour, and boy, it will surprise you! The physalis is a berry wrapped in a papery husk. The bright orange exotic fruit is related to the tomato. You wouldnt have thought that either, would you?   

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ORIGIN

The physalis is native to Central and South America. Our physalis comes mainly from Colombia.  

TASTE

A ripe physalis has a sweet-sour flavour, slightly reminiscent of pineapple. The seeds within the physalis aren’t just for texture; they add a delightful burst of flavour.  

 

USE AND PREPARATION

Once you’ve removed the papery husk, a quick rinse is all that’s needed before you can enjoy this fruit as is. Physalis also works wonderfully in salads and desserts and can even be transformed into delicious jam. 

 

STORAGE ADVICE

Unripe physalis ripens well at room temperature, turning bright orange or yellow when ready. Store ripe physalis in a cool place, but not in the fridge.  

EXOTIC TIP

Because of its bright orange colour and small size, physalis is perfect as decoration for cakes and desserts, especially when the lantern-like husk is still attached! Give it a try 

HEALTH BENEFITS OF PHYSALIS

Physalis is a nutrient-packed fruit, packed with vitamin C to boost your immune system. It also offers vitamins E, K1, B1, B3, B6, along with fatty acids and carotenoids, making it a healthy addition to your diet. 

ORIGIN

The physalis is native to Central and South America. Our physalis comes mainly from Colombia.  

TASTE

A ripe physalis has a sweet-sour flavour, slightly reminiscent of pineapple. The seeds within the physalis aren’t just for texture; they add a delightful burst of flavour.  

 

USE AND PREPARATION

Once you’ve removed the papery husk, a quick rinse is all that’s needed before you can enjoy this fruit as is. Physalis also works wonderfully in salads and desserts and can even be transformed into delicious jam. 

 

STORAGE ADVICE

Unripe physalis ripens well at room temperature, turning bright orange or yellow when ready. Store ripe physalis in a cool place, but not in the fridge.  

EXOTIC TIP

Because of its bright orange colour and small size, physalis is perfect as decoration for cakes and desserts, especially when the lantern-like husk is still attached! Give it a try 

HEALTH BENEFITS OF PHYSALIS

Physalis is a nutrient-packed fruit, packed with vitamin C to boost your immune system. It also offers vitamins E, K1, B1, B3, B6, along with fatty acids and carotenoids, making it a healthy addition to your diet. 

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Nutritional value

Energy (kcal)52 kcal
Energy (kJ)221 kJ
Fat0,4 g
of which saturates0,1 g
Carbohydrates5,7 g
of which sugars5,7 g
Fibre3,3 g
Protein2,6 g
Sodium19 mg
Vitamin C23 mg

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How do you use physalis?
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STEP 1
Remove the stalk and lantern from the physalis and wash the berry.

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