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Ground Cherries

Ground cherries grow in a husk and fall off the plant when ripe, which makes sense given the name. They are a great source of niacin, vitamin a and vitamin c. Niacin is a B3 vitamin that is great for your skin, can help lower cholesterol, treat psoriasis, reduce heart disease through improved circulation and improve digestion.


Other than just popping them in your mouth, how do we eat ground cherries? In the summer I cut them in half and put them in every salad I make. They are amazing when chopped up and added to salsas and chutneys and we also can ground cherry preserves so we can enjoy them all winter. You can bake them in hand pies and tarts or blister them for toast.

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