PHYSALIS/ GOLDEN BERRY (Cape Gooseberry, Incaberry)

Available/Season: All year round

Grown in the high-altitude regions of Colombia

Flavor: Sweet-sour. It is a soft berry that looks like a tomato with a pleasant taste.

Benefits: High Antioxidants which helps those suffering from hepatitis, malaria, dermatitis, and asthma. Rich in vitamin B- Complex and vitamin A, which improves eyesight. It contains weight loss properties.
It is used in sauces, pies, puddings, and eaten fresh in fruit salads. As a juice, it is equally exotic and delicious. It is also used as decoration and garnishing in famous restaurants and hotels.


Compound Unit Total
Calories % 54.0
Water g 85.9
Protein g 1.5
Carbohydrates g 11.0
Fibre g 0.4
Ash Mg 0.7
Calcium Mg 9.0
Phosphorus Mg 2.1
Iron Mg 1.7
Thiamine Mg 0.01
Riboflavin Mg 0.17
Niacin Mg 0.80
Ascorbic Acid Mg 20.0
Vitamin A U.I 1.730






3.40 oz. (96.40 g) physalis (golden berry) without husk.

1.12 oz. (0.33 dl) water

1 lime

1.41 oz. (40g) sugar jelly

0.5 orange

Wash the berries and cut them in half. Mix all ingredients in a pot. Bring the mixture to the boil, while stirring. Then let the jam simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and let the jam cool. Pour the jam into a jar.


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