In terms of ascorbic acid content, gooseberries are significantly superior to cherries or plums, which are so popular in Russia – 50 mg of ascorbic acid is present in 100 g. In addition, the berries contain carotene, pantothenic acid, and B vitamins. This culture is also famous for its abundance of phosphorus and iron, which is why it is recommended for anemia and serious intellectual stress. Gooseberries are also rich in organic acids, a significant amount of fiber, tannins. By caloric content, it is second only to grapes.
Berries contain almost all trace elements that are important for the body: cobalt, sodium, iodine, copper, folic acid, manganese and many, many others. Gooseberry varieties with dark fruits are very appreciated: they have vitamin P, and pectin is much more than in other species. They also contain P-active compounds, including anthocyanins – they not only help strengthen blood vessels and capillaries, but also reduce the likelihood of cancer.
Gooseberries must be in the diet of children prone to swelling: it provides a mild diuretic effect, and most importantly, without any side effects characteristic of pharmaceuticals. Regular consumption of this berry helps to improve the intestines and the outflow of bile.
Gooseberries are an active antioxidant that removes toxins and toxins accumulated in the body. Due to the significant content of organic acids, it activates the secretion of gastric juice, due to which the child assimilates more useful substances from the foods used. If you give a child several berries of gooseberry daily in a season, its gums will become stronger, and due to its antibacterial properties, the likelihood of stomatitis and inflammatory diseases of the oral cavity will decrease sharply.
With the regular use of gooseberries and dishes from it, memory is strengthened, intellectual abilities increase, and the body’s resistance to viral and infectious diseases increases. It is especially important to include it in the diet of weakened children, including those suffering from chronic fatigue.