Gooseberries grow on a thorny, deciduous shrub. The cherry-sized berries have a smooth or slightly bristly lanugo-haired skin. There are varieties that produce green yellow or purple red coloured fruit.
Fully ripened gooseberries spring back to slight finger pressure. The soft, very juicy pulp contains many small edible seeds. Its sweet and sour taste is due to its apple acid and citric acid content.
They are rich in dietary fibre, folic acid and vitamin C.
Season: From July to August
Nutritional Value Tableper 100 g edible portion
|35 kcal||Protein 0.6 g||Sodium 1 mg||A 7 µg|
|145 kJ||Fat 0.1 g||Potassium 210 mg||B10.04 mg|
|Carbohydrates 6.2 g||Calcium 20 mg||C 40 mg|
|Dietary Fibre 3.2 g||Phosphorus 34 mg||E 0.4 mg|
|Magnesium 9 mg||Folate 19 µg|
|Niacin 0.3 mg|
|Pantothenic Acid 0.2 mg|
Energy: 35 kcal, 145 kJ
Nutrients: Protein 0.6 g, Fat 0.1 g, Carbohydrates 6.2 g, Dietary Fibre 3.2 g
Minerals: Sodium 1 mg, Potassium 210 mg, Calcium 20 mg, Phosphorus 34 mg, Magnesium 9 mg
Vitamins: A 7 µg, B10.04 mg, C 40 mg, E 0.4 mg, Folate 19 µg, Niacin 0.3 mg, Pantothenic Acid 0.2 mg
Did you know...?
Gooseberries have lots of their own pectin that have a good gelling property when cooking the berries for jam.
1 portion a day corresponds to:
120 g gooseberries