How nutritious is gooseberry

gooseberry The words of elders are like gooseberry: bitter at first, then sweet. This analogy best describes the taste of translucent, nutritious and wonderful gooseberry.

Do you know that gooseberry is the most abundant source of Vitamin C among all fruits and vegetables? It contains 20 times more Vitamin C than the juicy orange. Surprised!  But it’s true.

It’s no wonder that Herbal and Ayurvedic solutions and shampoo manufacturers highlight the presence of gooseberry in their product because it has been found useful for hair, skin and overall health.

Herbal products nowadays are full of gooseberry as people are shifting from chemical based solutions to herbal ones.

Apart from full with Vitamin C, gooseberry contains calcium, phosphorus, Vitamin B complex, iron, fiber and carotene.  80% of gooseberry is water. It also contains gallic acid and acetic acid.

Another very important and unique property of gooseberry is that upon cooking the content of Vitamin C does not get reduced as in other fruits or vegetables.

Gooseberry can be consumed in powdered form, juice or as a green and raw fruit. Gooseberry juice mixed with some honey is very effective in improving eyesight.

It is very helpful in curing digestion and liver disorders and helps to boost your immune system as it works as a powerful anti-oxidant. It also helps in strengthening teeth and nails.

Red Blood Corpuscles count in the body increases with the consumption of gooseberry over a period of time. Recent studies have proved that gooseberry is full of anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing properties. As an anti- ageing agent it prevents the presence of excess lipids in the blood.

Gooseberry facilitates protein synthesis in the body and is particularly suited for hypoglycemic patients. It also neutralizes the toxins that build up inside your body.

Due to its water content, gooseberry works as a great body coolant. It is found helpful in enhancing fertility in women and promotes healthy hair. It helps in keeping the urinary system healthy and facilitates food absorption in the body.

Gooseberry is found useful in treating diabetic patients as it reduces sugar level in the blood and stimulates the hormone that is responsible for secreting insulin.


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