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Inca Berry Cape Gooseberry Physalis Peruviana Seeds
100+ seeds of this fantastic little fruit!
We normally just eat them fresh as we find them wandering around the garden, but they are also good in salads and pasta dishes.
Very popular in Mexican dishes. I make delicious gooseberry jam and jellies. We even pickle the green ones if there are heaps (great for pizza toppings and antipasto, just like capers or olives) They stay fresh if picked still in the “cape”, and left in a cool dry place, for a month or more without spoiling!
They are often sold as “Inca Berries” or “Inca Cherries” once sun-dried or dehydrated and are promoted extensively as a health supplement and anti-cancer snack.
The plant has quite a number of positives health wise, with its high levels of polyphenols and carotenoid shown to have Anti-hypertension, Anti-hepatica (Prevents liver damage), Anti-inflammatory and Anti-oxidant properties etc etc etc…
In other words, it contains all the good “ANTI”s!!!
The internet tells me>>>
“The “withanolides” isolated from the fruit have shown anticancer activity especially in tumour forming cancerous growths”.
Another major bonus for the plant is it contains high levels of “Melatonin” which has been shown through animal testing (not really cool) to help prevent or cure diseases associated with oxidative stress, including but not limited to neuro-degenerative diseases which frequently occur during aging.
It has been traditionally used as a powerful herbal medicine, to treat cancer, malaria, asthma, hepatitis, leukemia, dermatitis and rheumatism.
Similar in appearance and closely related to, but much larger and sweeter, than the standard tomatillo.
Easier than a tomato to grow, and anyone can grow a tomato!
Grown by us organically, no nasties, no chems, no problems!!!