Physalis – The fruit of many names. It is also known as Winter Cherry, physalis peruviana, Andean berry, Chinese lantern or Jew‘s cherry. In Germany, however, it is mostly sold under the generic name of physalis. Dried physalis, wonderfully soft to the bite and fruity-sour in taste, offers a special taste experience.
Physalis comes from South America and is grown in Venezuela, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Nowadays, however, it is also grown in Africa, India and on the Indonesian island of Java. Other regions include Australia, Kenya, New Zealand, the United States and southern France.