Gooseberries were first cultivated in Asia and Africa before the British began developing new varieties during the 16th century.
The gooseberry appears in forms of yellow, green, red, or black, and can be round, oval, pear-shaped, or elongated. Gooseberries grow in countries with changing seasons such as cold winters to humid summers.
Gooseberries are small, firm and often ribbed and translucent. There are two main gooseberry types: European and American, with the former said to be much sweeter in taste.
- Contains flavones andanthocyanins compounds which provide numerous health benefits against cancer, aging, inflammation, and neurological diseases. (1)
- Plentiful in antioxidants and fibre which prevents the formation of free radicals and maintains digestion respectively. (2)
- High in Vitamin Cand per gram offer more vitamin C than oranges which is excellent for building up immunity against infections in the body. (3)
- Provideomega-3 fatty acids which are essential oils that can only be obtained through diet and needed for optimal human brain growth and development. (4)
- Abundant in B-vitamins which are essential to regulate blood flow and increase the metabolic rate of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. (5)
Gooseberries Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 100 grams, raw
|Calories from Fat||5|
|Total Fat||1 g||1%|
|Saturated Fat||0 g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrates||4 g||3%|
|Dietary Fibre||4 g||17%|
|Vitamin A 6%||Vitamin C||46%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.
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