Nutrition and DietGooseberries: benefits and properties

Gooseberries: benefits and properties

Benefits of gooseberries, and information about the different nutritional properties that these fruits provide: both red and black currants.

The gooseberries (both black currants as red currants, but we can also meet white varieties) are certainly a delicious fruit, we can enjoy especially during the months of August and September. At this time, to be able to choose them at their best, it is interesting to look at their color, which should be as intense and bright as possible, and be firm to the touch.

Their appearance is very reminiscent of grapes, but gooseberries tend to be somewhat smaller in size, and much rounder in shape. Regarding their conservation, we can consume them in a step of 10 days after we have bought them in our usual greengrocer.

Although it is a fruit native to Asia and Europe, we find it especially in Italy, Holland, Belgium and England.

Gooseberries benefits

The gooseberries help improve intestinal transit due to their fiber content interesting.  They are useful in case of anemia, since they provide an adequate amount of iron, in addition to other minerals such as potassium or calcium.

It is an antioxidant fruit, which helps prevent the formation of cancer. It favors the absorption of some nutrients such as iron, and increases resistance to infections, promoting a good immune system.

It improves peripheral circulation, while the juice or juice of red currants provide an antibiotic and antiseptic action, especially in case of urinary infection.

It is a fruit that, in addition to what is indicated, helps both the nervous and muscular systems, thanks to its potassium content.

Nutritional properties of gooseberries

Although the nutritional properties of currants vary depending on whether we are dealing with red or black currants, as a general rule we are faced with a fruit low in both fat and calories, so that its consumption is recommended in balanced diets, and also on weight loss diets.

Regarding the different essential nutrients that we find in them, they stand out for their very high content of fiber, vitamins (provitamin A, vitamin C and E) and minerals (such as iron, potassium and magnesium).

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