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Gooseberries are plentiful in late June/early July.  They show to be ripe when they are soft to the squeeze and light maroon in color.    

Fun Facts:

In the 1800's, people were so obsessed with gooseberries, that the time was termed as the “Gooseberry Craze.” In England, there were even gooseberry clubs formed. The clubs were started for the purpose of competing to see which club had the heaviest and biggest gooseberry.  The heaviest gooseberry recorded in the world record books was 2.19 oz.  

Gooseberry nutritional properties help:  

-  Prevent hair loss!

-  Keep brains healthy.

-  Improve digestion.

-  Attain glowing skin.

-  Prevent/control diabetes.

-  Cooling properties of the gooseberry fruit were used during the Middle Ages in the treatment of fever.

-  Gooseberries are a good source of vitamin C and vitamins of the B group, and contain minerals such as copper, calcium, phosphorus and manganese. 100 g of fruit contains only 44 calories.

-  Gooseberries have a sweet, slightly tart taste. These berries can be consumed raw or as an ingredient of muffins, pies, fruit salads and ice-creams. Gooseberries are often used for the preparation of jellies and jams. They can be also combined with dishes made of meat and fish.


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