Many of us have loved gooseberries since childhood. A lot of dishes are prepared from gooseberries: jams, jam, wine, mousses, compotes, jellies and marmalade, puddings, marshmallows, ice cream, even soups and casseroles are prepared on its basis, and they are also pickled and salted.
Gooseberries can be as small as plums or as small as peas. The color of the berries is from white to pink, from light green to almost purple.
Useful properties of gooseberries associated with the content in it of a large amount of vitamins, macro- and microelements. Gooseberry contains phosphorus, potassium, iron, sodium, magnesium, tannins and carotene, pectin and organic acids, vitamins A, B, PP. The content of vitamin C in gooseberries can only compete with black currants, in which there is a little more of it.
The largest amount of nutrients is contained in the peel of ripe gooseberry berries.
The beneficial properties of gooseberries are manifested in the fact that it has a laxative, choleretic, diuretic properties. In a mixture with bee honey, it is recommended to use it for anemia, obesity, hypertensive heart disease.
Gooseberry cleanses the body of toxins, is useful in the treatment of skin diseases, diseases of the gums and teeth, strengthens blood vessels, removes radionucleides and heavy metal salts.
Also, gooseberry berries are a good fortifying agent, reduce cholesterol levels and stimulate cell metabolism.
For women with menstrual irregularities and with uterine bleeding, it is useful to drink a decoction or eat gooseberry berries.