Monthly Archives: March 2017

Shoot Froot

Our “Shoot Froot” site still exists ( but, as we are unable to update it due technical issues with the software that we used, we are no longer adding to the site. This problem has obliged us to consider new web hosting services so, in the meantime, we have begun to load Fruit of the Month images, with supporting info, on this blog. These images will be incorporated into the new site when it is launched later this year.


Shoot Froot – Physalis

PhysalisPhysalis (Physalis peruviana)

Name:                        Physalis

Scientific name:     Physalis peruviana

Other names:          Aztec Berry, Barbados Gooseberry, bladderberry, Cape Gooseberry, Cherry Tomato Goldenberry, Gooseberry-Tomato, goldenberry, Husk Cherry, Inca Berry, obra cabbage, Peruvian Cherry, Peruvian Ground Cherry, Poha, Poha Berry, Strawberry Tomato, Winter Cherry


Herbaceous plant that can be annual or perennial. Various species and cultivars.

The fruit can be eaten raw, used in salads, used as a flavouring, made into fruit preserves, or dried and used like raisins. Physalis fruit contains pectin.

Nutritional Benefits:

Physalis fruit are rich in cryptoxanthin and are a good source of nutrients, minerals and vitamins.

Vitamin B3 (24.50%),

Iron (17.50%),

Vitamin (17.11%),

Vitamin B1 (12.83%),

Carbohydrate (12.06%)

Health benefits:

Antioxidant benefits, protects liver and kidney against fibrosis, aid a healthy pregnancy, provides relief of arthritic pain, improves cognitive ability, aids cardiovascular functions, improves eyesight

ASG images library:

We have a number of images in stock and can shoot to order


NB: While Alan Skyrme has a number of diplomas in Nutrition it is strongly recommended that the latest available analyses of the nutritional contents and benefits are obtained from appropriate sources. Those provided here are indicative only and may be out of date.