Physalis (Harankash) are encased in a green to tan, papery husk that forms an inflated, lantern shape. The skin of the fruit is initially waxy and slightly sticky when removed from the husk, giving way to a smooth and taut consistency. The skin also transitions from green to orange-yellow when ripe. Underneath the skin, the flesh is soft, yellow-orange, and filled with many small, crunchy, and edible, cream-colored seeds. Physalis (Harankash) are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, antioxidants, phosphorus and calcium, potassium, iron, riboflavin, and have been used in natural medicines for their anti-inflammatory properties.