What are gooseberries?
Gooseberries are from the same family as currants and are a similar size to a large grape. Gooseberries are a bright green colour with the veined effect through its skin. although they can be eaten raw green gooseberries are much better when cooked into puddings, due to their hard skin.
Why gooseberries taste bitter?
Gooseberries are the most notorious of all berries for their bitter taste. The reason for this is that gooseberries have a high level of malic acid, a natural plant preservative. Malic acid is also found in fruit such as apples and grapes. The best way to get rid of that bitter taste is to cook them from fresh or frozen.
How to cook with gooseberries?
Gooseberries are most commonly made into all kinds of deserts and drinks. Most recipes that include gooseberries involve turning the gooseberry into a compote or puree for deserts and jams, chutneys and sauces if gooseberries are being used for savoury dishes.
Health benefits of gooseberries
Apart from being highly nutritious there are a number of other amazing health benefits to gooseberries such as:
- Gooseberries are high in fibre and low in calories
- Rich in antioxidants, which can reduce the risk of stroke and alzheimer's disease.
- Help control blood sugar.
- Contain potassium, which is good for blood vessel health.
Where to buy frozen gooseberries online?
Frozen berries are the next big thing, although it can be difficult to buy online as the demand has increased. You can buy them at your local grocery store or even on Iceland, Tesco, Waitrose, Morrison or Sainsbury's however sometimes is a challenge to buy frozen gooseberries near me.
One easy way to find suppliers like DeGusta Online Grocery is by typing "frozen gooseberries" in the search bar and see what comes up. You would have probably landed in this page because you search for it so congrats, here you have them!
We do ship frozen products but we are not responsible for any quality issue in fresh and/or frozen products sent with third parties.
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