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Fruit of the herbaceous perennial Chinese lantern Physalis peruviana, P. pubescens, or P. edulis, resembling a small cherry, surrounded by a dry, bladder-like calyx. Also known as Cape gooseberry, golden berry, and Peruvian cherry. A 100‐g portion is a rich source of vitamin C; a source of vitamin A (as carotene); supplies 70 kcal (295 kJ).

Dwarf Cape gooseberry (strawberry tomato or ground cherry) is P. pruinosa. Tomatillo, ground tomato, or jamberry is P. ixocarpa.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.


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