Gooseberries

As a rare treat we sometimes include Gooseberries in our boxes as an extra item. If you’ve not tried gooseberries before – you should. They’re sweet and juicy. Gooseberries are the size of a large Grape but with a with a more spherical shape. The have been popular all the way back to Elizabethan times. Gooseberries are low in calories; 100 g of fresh berries hold just 44 calories and the berries are an excellent source of vitamin-C. 100 g of fresh berries provide 27.7 μg or 46% of daily-recommended intake values of vitamin C (1)

Office Fruit Gooseberry

Season

Gooseberries, whilst available for more months are the best from June through to early August when they are sweet enough to eat raw.

Nutritional

Blueberries have the following nutritional values based on a 100g portion (1)

Energy 44 Kcal

Protein 0.88g

Total Fat 0.58g

Carbohydrate, by difference 10.18g

Cholesterol Og

Dietary Fiber 4.3g

Storage

Keep refrigerated if possible, wash just before eating.