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Husk Cherries

Husk cherries are small, pale orange fruits that grow enclosed in a crinkly, paper-like husk.

Members of the nightshade family, husk cherries are much like a tomato in texture, but their flavor is deepened by slightly sweet and tropical undertones. The extra flavor is sometimes described as a combination between a pineapple and a strawberry with a more mild acidity.

Husk cherries are also commonly known as ground cherries because they fall to the ground when they ripen. There are at least 75 known species of husk cherries.

Okra is a great source of dietary fiber and vitamin C. It also contains a notable amount of calcium and potassium.

Remove the husks and store in the fridge for 5-7 days.

Late summer (August – September).