Dried Cape Gooseberries
Sweet and tart, our Dried Gooseberries have a chewy texture like a plump and tasty raisin. Similar to currants, Gooseberries pack the nutrients of several oranges.
Ready to use. No preparation necessary. To rehydrate, pour boiling water over fruit and let sit, covered, for 5 to 10 minutes. Drain well before using.
Storage & handling
Store in cool, dry place.
Cape Gooseberries are closely related to currants and are a member of the ribe family. Their cultivation began in the 1700's in Europe and Americas due to the easy to grow, attractive bushes and useful flavor in jams and pies. They are now used more as a specialty, hardly available in regular markets in The United States. This particular breed of Cape Gooseberries is cultivated in South Africa.
Our Cape Gooseberries have a sweet yet tart flavor all their own that makes for a delicious jam. By re-hydrating them overnight in the same water they’re eventually boiled in, the jam retains all the rich flavor of the fruit. Try on toast or biscuits for a delicious morning treat.