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Ground Cherry

About Me: Ground cherries are part of the nightshade (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, etc.) family. They are small, tart fruits, yellow to orange in colour. Each is wrapped in its very own papery little husk that needs to be removed before eating. Ground cherries are great in jams, jellies, in desserts, or just eaten as a little snack.

Ground cherries are nutritious little fruits. They are a great source of vitamins A, C, and B1, B-2, B-3, Iron, Calcium, and Phosphorus. 

To store: Keep cherries in an airtight container, with paper husks left on, inside the fridge for 1-2 weeks. If ground cherries are a bit green just leave them on the counter to ripen the same as you would a tomato.

To dry: Remove outer husks. Cut in half and place (face up) in a dehydrator or oven on the dehydrator setting until dry. Store in an airtight container.

Recipes:

Curried Ground Cherry Chutney