The goldenberry (Physalis peruviana) originates in the Peruvian and Ecuadorian Andes in South America. It has been introduced to other countries, including South Africa, Australia, Fiji, China and Hawaii. Accordingly, it is known by a variety of other names – Inca Berry, Cape Gooseberry, and Peruvian Ground Cherry.
Once regarded as a lost fruit of the Incas, golden berries offer a tasty, exotic and healthy snack. Use them instead of raisins when baking or in salads, or make your own trail mix with golden berries and your favourite seeds and nuts. They're also great as a topping on natural yogurt.