What are the side effects of physalis fruit?
Potential Side Effects
Golden berries may be poisonous if you eat them unripe. Unripe golden berries contain solanine, a toxin naturally found in nightshade vegetables, such as potatoes and tomatoes ( 20 ). Solanine can cause digestive upset, including cramping and diarrhea — and may be fatal in rare cases ( 21 ).
Is Physalis poisonous to humans?
They can be found growing as weeds in disturbed areas, forest or thin woodlands, and sandy, open areas. They are sometimes cultivated in home vegetable gardens but a word of caution, the unripe fruits as well as other parts of the plants are poisonous and should not be consumed.
What does physalis fruit taste like?
A ripe physalis has a sweet-tart taste that is slightly reminiscent of pineapple.