Physalis is a tart berry, somewhat resembling a tomatillo, wrapped in a papery case. This papery wrapping gives it the look of a tiny Chinese lantern.The fruit is native to South American countries, including Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and Chile.
Physalis is a versatile fruit that you can eat raw, cooked, or in the form of jams or jellies. It is a rich source of vitamin C, antioxidants, and other nutrients.
Golden berries contain phytosterols, a type of antioxidant that can help lower the amount of cholesterol, especially so-called "bad" (LDL) cholesterol. Golden berries also contain fatty acids like linoleic acid and oleic acid, which can lower cholesterol overall.