Ground Cherries Nutrition Facts,
Health Benefits of Ground Cherries

All about ground cherries nutrition facts, nutritional benefits of ground cherries, calories in ground cherries

The ground cherry is also known as a cape gooseberry, physalis or poha. It is a small orange fruit inside a paper lantern. If the fruit is green, wait until it turns orange before eating.

It is very low in calories, just 53 calories per serving (100g or 3.5oz). It's also very low in fat and contains no cholesterol, so its' perfect as part of a weight loss diet and as a healthy snack.

The ground cherry provides a good source of Niacin (vitamin B3) and vitamins A and C. Not only is vitamin A good for our eyesight, but is believed to inhibit cancer and lower cholesterol. Vitamin C protects us against cold and flu and is thought to lower our blood pressure and protect us against Parkinson's disease.  Niacin or vitamin B3, is well known for increasing the level of HDL (high density lipoprotein) in our bodies, which in turn is thought to reduce the incidence of heart disease. This fruit also contains pectin, which helps regulate our blood sugar.

Unlike a lot of berry sized fruits, kept in its husk, the ground cherry should stay fresh for several weeks.

Compare ground cherries nutrition facts to the other fruits.

Ground Cherries Nutrition Facts, Health Benefits of Ground Cherries

Nutritional Value of Ground Cherries

Groundcherries, (Cape-Gooseberries or Poha), Raw
Ground cherries nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Refuse: 6% (Husks)
Scientific Name: Physalis spp.
Water85.40 g
Energy222 kJ (53 kcal)
Protein1.90 g
Carbohydrates11.20 g
Total Fat:0.70 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Calcium, Ca9 mg (1 %)
Iron, Fe1.00 mg (6 %)
Phosphorus, P40 mg (4 %)
Vitamin C11.0 mg (18 %)
Thiamine (Vit. B1)0.110 mg (7.3 %)
Riboflavin (Vit. B2)0.040 mg (2 %)
Niacin (Vit. B3)2.800 mg (14 %)
Vitamin A720 IU (14 %)
Percentages are relative to US Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for adults.
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

Author: Lana Soko

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