Peruvian Cherry


The Aguaymanto is also known as Tomatito Silvestre, Tomatillo, Capulí or in the US as Peruvian cherry or cape gooseberry. The fruit is native to high altitude areas in Peru where it still grows wild and has been cultivated at least since Inca times. The Aguaymanto is well hidden under a non edible paper like skin. When ripe the fruit is of a yellow-orange color. It has a sweet and sour taste and a pleasant flavor.

Aguaymantos often accompany savory fish and red meat dishes. The Aguaymanto is also used to make jam, ice-cream and liqueurs. The fruit contains high levels of Vitamin A, B and C and is believed to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

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