Goldenberries have been consumed for centuries by indigenous South American cultures, valued for their distinct sweet-tart flavor and also for their utilization in traditional medicine due to perceived health benefits. 
Goldenberries, also known as Physalis peruviana or cape gooseberries, offer a diverse array of health benefits with potential medicinal aspects. These small fruits are renowned for their rich antioxidant content, which can combat free radicals and reduce oxidative stress, potentially lowering the risk of chronic diseases. Additionally, they may support the immune system, aid digestion, and exhibit anti-inflammatory properties. 
Preliminary studies suggest benefits for blood sugar regulation and eye health, while their antioxidants can contribute to healthier skin. Some research even hints at hepatoprotective properties and potential in cancer prevention. In various regions, goldenberries have a history of traditional medicinal use, addressing ailments like inflammation and urinary tract infections. [1, 2]
Goldenberries have a rich historical use dating back centuries. Goldenberries were cultivated and consumed by indigenous cultures in South America, particularly in the Andes region. They were a staple in the diets of the Inca and Aztec civilizations. Goldenberries were not only enjoyed as food but also used for their medicinal properties. They were believed to have various health benefits, such as supporting the immune system and improving digestion.
Goldenberries are native to South America and have historically been distributed in regions such as the Andes, where they were originally cultivated. In recent years, they have gained popularity and are now distributed and grown in various parts of the world, including South America, North America, Europe and Asia.
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2. Kasali FM, Tusiimire J, Kadima JN, et al. Ethnotherapeutic Uses and Phytochemical Composition of Physalis peruviana L.: An Overview. Scientific World Journal. 2021 Oct 11;2021:5212348. doi: 10.1155/2021/5212348.