The fruit that is going to be discussed now is something that mostly grows in hot and tropical regions of the world. It is a genus in the family of flowering plants in the nightshade. The common name of this fruit is ground cherries. They are abundantly available in South American countries like Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru. This is mostly growing in rich soil that is why it may be found in southern Canada also. Traditionally this is known as Physalis, this word has an origin from the Greek word Phusalis, which has the meaning of bladder. This is because this fruit is generally in a shape that looks like the bladder. A plant of this tree belongs to the Solanaceae family and the size of which can be from 1 and a half feet to 3 feet in height.
The scientific name of this species is Peruviana, but that is not the only name. One should not be confused with other names such as Aztec berry, Cape gooseberry, Chinese lantern, and Goldenberry. This is a somewhat tart berry containing tomatillo in the casing of papery.
Health benefits of using this fruit
This item can be consumed in a variety of ways, it can be eaten in raw form or by cooking it. Even this can be processed to have jams or jellies. The advantage of consuming is that it contains a large amount of vitamin C, antioxidants, and other natural ingredients. It is owing to these items, that is has a large consumption. One of the main advantages of eating this fruit is as follows;
- Increasing the immune system
This may be one of the biggest advantages of eating this, as getting the strong system to fight against diseases by just eating the natural item. This is due to the presence of a high quantity of vitamin C in this. Not only this, vitamin C plays a key role in the anti-oxidation process, and helps the body in the healing process.
- Fight against cancerous cells
That is something that has great significance, this is all due to natural steroids like withanolides present in it. The presence of withanolides helps in finding the cancerous cell and killing it so that it may not damage another cell.
- Making bones stronger
It is not only the source of vitamin C, it also plays a key role in making bones stronger. That all due to the presence of calcium content in it. Calcium is not just limited to bones, it also helps in doing the functions of muscle contraction, regulating heart rhythm, and hormone production in the body. So consuming this will help in all these functions.
- Digestive system
Pectin present in it is not only suitable for making jellies and jams of it, but it also play important role in making the digestion system better. As pectin is a fibrous material, so it automatically boosts the digestion system and prevents the problem of constipation.