Fall in the farmers market is my favorite time to shop! I like to look around for veggies and fruits that are organic or organically grown as well as interesting ones that I have never tried. Today I found cape gooseberries from a local organic farmer and so glad I decided to give them a try! Cute little berry that reminds me of a cherry tomato but smaller, pops out of its paper like shell so easily! Some are tart, but most I have tried have been sweet, and taste like a mix of tomato and citrus or melon. Refreshing and different!
Not only are they fun to eat and tasty, they have a huge amount of health benefits as well. These little berries are packed with vitamin C and more than what is in an orange! They contain many vitamins and minerals as well as flavones and anthocyanins which help fight against cancer, aging, neuro diseases and inflammation. They are also commonly found in Ayuvedic medicine and have been used for thousands of years.
Anything rich in antioxidents and vitamins that is tasty, and pure food is an extra bonus in my book! Next time take a look around your local farmers market or farm stand and if you find gooseberries give them a try!