Golden berries (the scientific name is Physalis peruviana) are native to South America. They are the size of a cherry tomato and have a sweet and tart taste. They are delicious on their own and can be incorporated in to many types of dishes ranging from salads to baked goods.
On the health front Golden Berries are:
- Anti inflammatory
- High in antioxidants
- Contain linoleic and oleic acid, two essential fatty acids that aid in insulin sensitivity
- Help normalize blood sugar level
- Contain hydroxywithanolide E, a compound research has shown to be very effective at preventing genetic mutations in the DNA of the cells in our lungs. Also it has been shown to have anti cancer effect in oral cancers