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How to choose, prepare, and store Gooseberries.
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Buying Gooseberries

Look for: hard, dry berries that are rich in color. Green berries are not ripe but are good for pies and jams.

Avoid: soft or wet berries.

Seasonality: Spring and summer

Storing Gooseberries

Refrigerate up to 2 weeks. The berries will turn pinker and softer during refrigeration. Once they turn purple, the fruit is good for purees for 1 more week.

Preparing Gooseberries

Peel back the parchment-like husk and rinse. Remove stems and tops with kitchen scissors before eating or cooking. Gooseberries can be eaten raw or cooked.

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