Many fruits and vegetables hide powerful medicinal properties, which help us maintain good health and deal with many serious illnesses. Golden berries, also known as Cape gooseberries, are among these fruits. Some people even call them Peruvian groundcherries, since they originate from Peru. But, the main consumers of this fruit are the people from England and Germany.

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You can usually find Cape gooseberries in a dry form, just like raisins.

Health Benefits And Nutritional Content Of Cape Gooseberry

Cape gooseberries have a sweet, tart taste, providing a complete, unique and pleasant harmony of flavors. They contain many vitamins, among which are vitamin C, niacin and thiamin. Also, studies show that the seed of this berry contains oleic and linoleic acid, and that the oil extracted from the seed contains vitamin K and beta-carotene.

But, the ingredient that makes these berries very special is called withanolide. The Cape gooseberry plant, particularly its roots and berries, contain significant amounts of withanolide glycosides, such as the newly researched “4ß-hydroxywithanolide”.

In addition, Cape gooseberries are known to stimulate the metabolism, and increase the levels of vitamin B12. Therefore, these berries are an excellent natural source of energy.

Many individuals, who regularly consume golden berries, claim to have higher levels of energy and enhanced mental abilities right after eating them.

The Healing Properties Of Cape Gooseberries
  • Since these berries are rich in vitamin A, B-group and C, they are a powerful immune booster
  • They contain high amounts of protein and phosphorus
  • Provide the necessary levels of energy
  • Act as a diuretic and remove the excess fluids from the body
  • Reduce cholesterol levels
  • Purify the blood
  • Improve digestion
  • Since they contain flavonoids, they reduce the risk of colon cancer
  • Promote good sleep
  • Promote the health of the eyes

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Levels of the antioxidant melatonin in fruits of edible berry species
Differential Activities of the Two Closely Related Withanolides, Withaferin A and Withanone: Bioinformatics and Experimental Evidences
Golden Berry-Derived 4β-hydroxywithanolide E for Selectively Killing Oral Cancer Cells by Generating ROS, DNA Damage, and Apoptotic Pathways
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