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Goji berries? Try Cape Gooseberries

Cape gooseberries

Native to South America, where they are known as Incan berries, the Cape gooseberry has been cultivated in the Cape since 1807, where it presumably got its name. Interestingly, they are not related to the Ribes gooseberry, the Chinese gooseberry, or the Indian gooseberry.

Cape gooseberries are high in protein, for a fruit (16%), and have antihistamine (ie, good for allergies), anti-carcinogenic (ie, good for cancer), antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Thats quite a powerful punch for a little fruit.


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