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Gooseberries

Availability

Gooseberries are available in December in New Zealand

 

Storage and Handling

Ripen at room temperature then store in the refrigerator. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.

 

History

The gooseberry is native to Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa. They get their name from the Old English word for berries: groser. 

 

Facts

  • Gooseberries, like currants, belong to the genus Ribes
  • Gooseberries are usually green but there are also red and deep purple variants

 

Growing Facts

  • Gooseberries prefer mild summers and are grown in South Auckland in New Zealand

Nutrition Information

1 cup = 158g

  Average Quantity per serving % Daily Intake per serve Average Quantity per 100 g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 348/83 4% 220/53
Protein (g) 0.9 2% 0.6
Fat, total (g) 0.9 1% 0.6
- saturated (g) 0.07 0% 0.04
Available carbohydrate (g) 14.4 5% 9.1
- sugars (g) 14.4 16% 9.1
Dietary Fibre (g) 6.8 23% 4.3
Sodium (mg) 2 0% 1
Vitamin C (mg) 63 158% RDI* 40
Potassium (mg) 269   170

Percentage Daily Intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ

Your daily Intakes may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs

*Recommended Dietary Intake (Average Adult)

Source: FOODfiles 2016