Gooseberries for a Healthier Lifestyle

Mid season gooseberries on a bush
Mid season gooseberries. Perfect for jam.

Ribe's uva-crispa or as both the bush and the berries are more commonly called: Gooseberries is a delicious berry that you can grow easily in your backyard.

The gooseberry bush is a thorny bush that produces edible, absolutely delicious berries packed with health benefits!

First we'll try to inspire you to read more about gooseberries with a short introduction.

Then we recommend you experience our mega article about gooseberries in the list with all our gooseberry articles.

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Still Not Known As A Super Berry

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.

We think that gooseberries haven't received the attention they truly deserve.

This might 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.

The 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.

All Our Articles About Gooseberries

Our massive, all encompassing, all-you-need-to-know article about gooseberries

We love Gooseberries. So why not write an article about what you like?

That's what we thought and that's what we did.

It turned out to be an all encompassing, massive article about Gooseberries.

Everything from how they look like, knowing when they are in season, to what varieties you should look for when buying your own gooseberry plant.

And of course we couldn't resist to throw in our favorite recipes...

Experience the magic of Gooseberries in our article Gooseberry 101: Facts | Benefits | Looks | Taste & More!

The wonderful benefits gooseberries can provide

Gooseberries are not just tasty they also possess many health benefits.

If you want to know more about the benefits of gooseberries and especially the indian variety Amla we recommend you read more in our article What Are The Benefits Of Eating Gooseberries Daily? Amla?

Our recommended Gooseberry products

We also have a recommended page for all things Gooseberry.

We recommend you check it out if you're interested in buying some.

We know our gooseberries and what to look for when buying them.

Healthy wishes from us at,