What is Gooseberries?
Cape gooseberries are a tiny orange berry fruit that is more generally known in India as Rasbhari. Goldenberries, Inca berries, and ground berries are some of the names given to it. Warm climates such as South Africa, South America, Central America, India, and China are ideal for growing them. Many people look forward to the arrival of this seasonal fruit because of its tangy flavor. Because it was first cultivated in South Africa’s Cape of Good Hope, the fruit is known as Cape gooseberry. In different sections of the country, it is known as Peruvian groundcherry, Peruvian cherry, golden berry, Chinese lantern, and Inca berry. You can eat them raw as a nutritious snack or use them as a dessert topping or in the pudding.
Where they usually found?
It is very popular in Europe and Western Asia
- Calories: 66
- Protein: 1 gram
- Fat: less than 1 gram
- Carbs: 15 grams
- Fiber: 7 grams
- Vitamin C: 46% of the Daily Value (DV)
- Vitamin B5: 9% of the DV
- Vitamin B6: 7% of the DV
- Copper: 12% of the DV
- Manganese: 9% of the DV
- Potassium: 6% of the DV
What are its benefits?
- It is low in calories
- Good for blood pressure patients
- Makes your brain strong
- It has anticancer properties
- Beneficial for heart patients
How to grow it
- Get a clipping gooseberry pot from the nursery
- Prepare the soil
- Make the holes about 3 inches deep
- Always used well-drained soil
- Always grow it at a cool temperature
How To Include It in Your Diet?
- Can be eaten fresh or raw
- Can be used with a mixture of yogurt
- Can be eaten as a healthy snack