Cooking and Nutrition
Caution: unripe berries are toxic, and have caused deaths and illnesses amongst Australia’s cattle populations. Few reports, however, indicate that unripe fruits are severely toxic for humans. To err on the safe side, wait until the fruit is fully ripe before consuming. Cape gooseberries are high in vitamins A and C. The ripe fruits also have concentrations of beta-carotene, calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, bioflavonoids, protein, and fiber.