Understanding Gooseberry Plants for Body Health
Gooseberry (Ribes uva-crispa) is a plant of the Grossulariaceae family and genus Ribes. Gooseberry plants came from southwestern Africa, Southeast Asia, South Asia, West Asia, and Europe. Gooseberry plant is a shrub that can grow to a height of about 1 m to 3 m with thick branches and thorns are sharp set
Gooseberry plants developed by planting cuttings and seeds, but the way cutting are better and faster to produce fruit, and usually gooseberry plant to produce fruit after the age of 2 years to 4 years. Gooseberry fruit that grows wild is generally smaller than the cultivated gooseberry fruit. And usually the taste is also better. Gooseberry fruit is usually green, but there is also variance in red or purple. The bell-shaped flowers of gooseberry grow with single form or in pairs in the group round.
Gooseberry fruit plant susceptible to disease and insects, moths, maggots or caterpillars, because it is necessary to care for gooseberry plants in a shady place and remove as soon as they hatch larvae on leaves gooseberry. Elimination of careful processing of the leaves fall and the soil around the plant also will help to destroy the eggs of caterpillars, or grubs that attack these gooseberry plants.
Contained in the fruit of gooseberry plants different nutrient that provides health benefits to the human body, nutrition gooseberry that include carbohydrate, protein, Vitamin A, B complex, C, E, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese , and Selenium
Ripe gooseberry fruit usually can be eaten with any kind forms such as a flavor enhancer used in milk, soda, tea, or fruit wine. There is also processed into jam or dried fruit, molasses, and one ingredient in making pickles, cakes, etc.
The content of the nutrients found in the gooseberry fruit provides health benefits for the body include:
The content of vitamin C in the gooseberry provide a wide range of benefits such as helping the body for the formation of collagen, helping to absorb iron, helps to keep healthy of bone, cartilage, muscle, and blood vessels, and also useful as a natural antioxidant in neutralizer free radicals in the body thus increasing the body’s immune against various diseases.
High fiber content in gooseberry fruit is useful to facilitate the digestive process in the body work well, preventing constipation disease; prevent heart disease or colon cancer
The high content potassium in fruit of gooseberry plants provide health benefits for the body to help the nerve cells, heart, and muscle work normally. Contained potassium in fruit of gooseberry plant is also useful for blood pressure and heart rate to normal work.