Called the “Fruits of Love” in Peru, the Cape Gooseberries as you may know them, are small, round, bright yellow fruits that are encased in delicate paper-like husks. It’s native to South America, but is now grown in many parts of the world. Each fruit is the size of a cherry tomato and is bright yellow to orange in color. While there is a hint of tomato, the flavor is quite distinct, like a tart yet sweet-tomato-like flavor with fruity and candy-like notes.
A common staple in the culinary world, commonly used in chutneys, sauces, and as garnishes for savory dishes. More recently, it’s being used in cocktail mixology, and other fermented beverages like kombucha and beer. Like most of the exotic fruits, it’s one of those you just have to try because its taste is so unique.
Cape Gooseberry Aseptic Puree Specifications
Scientific name: Physalis peruviana
Otherwise known as: Goldenberry, uchuva, gooseberry, ground cherry, Peruvian cherry
Flavor Profile: Tart and sweet, with notes of tomato, pineapple, apricot, and tangerine
Pulp Color: Bright yellow orange
Ingredients: Cape Gooseberry puree, ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)
Shelf Life: 18 month from the date of manufacture as long as packaging remains unopened. Store away from sunlight and below 77° F. Once opened, they can be refrigerated for up to 10 days, or frozen for the remainder of the shelf-life.
Beverage Uses: homebrewing, microbrewing, nanobrewing, craft brewing, fruited beers, fruited sours, cocktails, juices, seltzers, ciders, kombucha, mead, tea
Food Uses: baking pastries, ice cream, gelatos, sorbets, frozen desserts, yogurt, sauces, preserves
The Fierce Fruit Advantage:
Our purees are all natural with no sugar added. They are made from non-GMO fruit, pasteurized, gluten-free, vegan, and certified Kosher. Free of common allergens such as milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and soy.
Our high-barrier aseptic packaging ensures a completely sterile, bacteria-free puree, while maintaining the natural flavor and freshness of the fruit over a long shelf-life. Our purees are fresh (not frozen) and ready to use.
Shipping: Ships in 1 to 3 business days.