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  • 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.

Health Benefits

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.

Selecting tips

  • 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.

Storage tips

  • Gooseberries will keep in the fridge for up to a week.

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