The cape gooseberry, also known by its scientific name, Physalis, is a round, bright orange fruit, whose size varies from 1.5 to 2.5 cm in diameter. The fruit is covered by thin, inedible leaves, and it has internally a large quantity of very small edible seeds. The taste is slightly sweet and sour.
Remove the leaves before consuming and wash it. The cape gooseberry can be consumed fresh, or it can be used as a main ingredient in salads, juices, sauces, desserts, cakes, cocktails and as a snack, covered with chocolate. The cape gooseberry is also an ideal fruit to prepare jams.
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