- Gooseberries are the size of large grapes with a round shape.
- Gooseberries can be eaten whole when ripe, however become sweeter later in the season.
- Early season berries have a sour taste and are better for culinary use.
- Available from October to February.
Gooseberries are a good source of vitamin C and dietary fibre.
100g of gooseberry yields the following:
- Calories – 44
- Total Carbs – 3% of DV
- Protein – 0.9g
- Dietary Fibre – 17% of DV
- Vitamin A – 6% of DV
- Vitamin C – 46% of DV
- Calcium – 2% of DV
- Iron – 2% of DV
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
- Choose berries which are slightly soft to the touch and juicy if eating raw.
- Slightly under ripe berries are best for cooking.
- Top and tail each gooseberry before using (a pair of scissors works best) – unless cooked berries are going to be sieved before use.
- Gooseberries will keep in the fridge for up to a week.