Both the bush and the berries are called Ribe's uva-crispa or as they are more commonly called: Gooseberries. The gooseberry bush is a thorny bush that produces edible, absolutely delicious berries packed with health benefits!
The gooseberry hasn’t been classified as a “Super Berry”, like many other berries. When a berry gets labeled as a "Super Berry" it usually gets a lot of attention.
Gooseberries haven't received the attention it truly deserves!
This might also have something to do with the ban that US lay on the berry in the late 19th century. The ban came to be because of a disease it spread.
What Health Benefits Gooseberries Can Provide
Gooseberries are quite nutritional berries packed with health benefits.
For example, gooseberries contain high levels of a very useful antioxidant called quercetin.
Quercetin contains antihistamines that's been shown to lessen the symptoms of light allergies. This means that gooseberries might give a natural help against allergies.
Gooseberries also contain lots of vitamins and minerals, like magnesium and potassium.
How Gooseberries Differ From Other Berries
One thing that differs gooseberries from other berries is that you grow the bush exclusively for its edible berries, meanwhile the bush is relatively difficult to pick.
You can scratch yourself easily on the razor-sharp thorns and you have to pick the berries one by one.
It's also different from most berries because of its high content of quercetin.
Read All Our Articles About Gooseberries
Below you'll find our articles about gooseberries.
Pick one and learn something new!