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Gooseberry Jam


  • 1 cup gooseberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice


  • Add all ingredients to a small saucepan over medium-high heat
  • When liquid starts to boil and berries begin to soften, gently smash berries with a fork
  • Turn down heat to simmer and continue to stir--so that the mixture does not burn--for about 10 minutes
  • Remove from heat and let cool
  • Serve on toast, with cheese, or on meat
  • Save remaining sauce in the fridge for up to two weeks


Vitamins, Minerals, and Nutrients: Vitamin C - 3.5 ounces of gooseberries contain almost half your daily reccommended value of Vitamin C! This powerful water-soluble antioxidant helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful oxygen-free radicals Vitamin A - required for maintaining healthy mucusa and skin and is essential for vision. Foods rich in this vitamin are known to offer protection against lung and oral cavity cancers Fiber - because it cannot be broken down in the small intestine, and because it has the ability to attract water to it, fiber helps slow digestion of food to promote consistent absorption of nutrients
Did you know?
Clinical studies have shown that gooseberries may help to prevent Alzheimer's disease.