Invasive Species Compendium

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Physalis peruviana: a rich source of bioactive phytochemicals for functional foods and pharmaceuticals.

Abstract

Highly valued for its unique flavor, texture, and color, recent research has shown cape gooseberry (Physalis peruviana L.) to be high in many beneficial compounds. The diversity of applications to which Physalis peruviana can be put gives this fruit great importance. The food industry has used cape gooseberry in different products, including beverages, yoghurts, and jams. With the rapidly growing popularity of this unique fruit it is important to have a comprehensive reference for its nutritional benefits. This review provides a valuable source for current knowledge and further development of cape gooseberry for the food, nutraceutical, and pharmaceutical industries.