Cape gooseberries are also known as UMAMIBERRIES.
Umami means “deliciousness” or pleasant savory flavor.
It is known as the fifth taste.
Cape gooseberries naturally contain
L-glutamate which is an amino acid present in umami.
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This cherry-sized , yellow-fleshed
intriguing berry was originally cultivated
in the Andes where they are still grown today.
The round orange fruit is loosely enclosed
in a papery husk or “cape” (resemebling
a Chinese lantern) which provides a natural
wrapper for storing the fruit, as long as
Imported Cape Gooseberry
available all year round and can be
purchased with their protective husk or
as peeled bright orange/golden coloured
berries (1.5 – 2.5 cm diameter).
Often displayed next to raspberries,
blackberries, strawberries, pomegranates
and grapes, should be stored at 2-4ºC.
Great eaten fresh as a quick snack and
wonderful in pies, jams
and sauces for
savoury foods. Use to decorate tarts and
cakes or dip into melted chocolate for a
unique exotic experience.