My favourite fruit. I eat them straight off the bush in my parents’ garden, but I hate the topping and tailing that needs to go into preparing them for a dish! Gooseberries, like all the berries, are rich in potassium and vitamins A and C. Potassium works with sodium to balance the fluids and electrolyte levels in your body and may also protect against heart disease by keeping blood pressure down.
Vitamin C boosts the immune system and scavenges free radicals while vitamin A helps with vision and keeps mucous membranes healthy.
Just look at those tasty morsels – delicious cooked down with some sugar and swirled through yoghurt for breakfast or as a fool. We found a really nice Ottolenghi recipe a while back that made the gooseberries into a spicy relish using fresh chilli, and topped polenta and goat’s cheese with it. Delicious!