Cape gooseberries grow on an erect vining plant around one meter tall. The Cape gooseberry is wrapped in a thin, lightly colored husk and inside, the berries are an orange-yellow color with a smooth and almost shiny skin. The flavor of the Cape gooseberries is very tart, and reminiscent of a cherry tomato crossed with pineapple, mango and lemon. Cape gooseberries are high in vitamins A and C, thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin. The ripe fruits also have a concentration of beta-carotene, calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, bioflavonoids, protein, and fiber.
Cape gooseberries work well in sweet dishes because of its flavor profile. Try creating cakes, tarts or sweet purees with cape gooseberries! They also work well with cheese platters or on top of greek yogurt.