Gooseberry (Ribes uva-crispa) is a small and round berry that is found in Europe, North America and Asia. These can be white, green or reddish-brown in color with sweet or tangy taste. The Indian gooseberry is popularly known as Amla.
Health benefits of gooseberries
The gooseberries are an excellent source of vitamin-C and rich in anti-oxidants
Gooseberries have rich amounts flavones and anthocyanins. Studies have shown that these compounds help the body in fighting against Flu, cancers, digestive problems, inflammatory and neurological diseases. They also have anti-aging properties.
Gooseberries also contain many vitamins such as vitamin B-1, vitamin B-5, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-9 They also contain minerals such as calcium, potassium, phosphorus, copper, manganese, magnesium.
Gooseberries are readily available in international supermarkets. You can eat them as a whole or you can make tea, juice, jams or pickles. A dried and powdered form is also available.