H: Harankush

Egyptians enjoy snacking on this tangy, marble-sized fruit – and their season is just beginning. Harankush is the fruit of Physalis peruviana. The plant is native to Central and South America but has been grown in Egypt for decades. Other names for the fruit include cape gooseberries, golden berries, and ground cherries – to name a few.   The picture above is what the fruits look like before their papery husks have been removed. It takes awhile to remove them all, but the reward of a bowl of beautiful orange fruit is worth the effort! Those pictured in the bottom photo are about to become Harankush Crumble – our favorite way to feast on these fruit!