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Saskatoons & Gooseberries
Saskatoons also contain a natural substance (ellagic acid) that research has shown may help prevent certain types of cancer.
Gooseberries are a good source of the recommended daily allowance for fiber (13%) and an excellent source of vitamin C (65%) for eacy 100 gm serving. Some experts believe that gooseberries have certain nutritional properties that help lower cholesterol.
Saskatoon & Gooseberry Care
Gooseberries can be eaten fresh, stewed, or used as fillings. Gooseberry fruit will keep one to two days at room temperature and up to seven days if refrigerated.
Saskatoon Berry Muffins
Preheat oven to 190 C (375 F). Soak rolled oats in orange juice and set aside. Mix dry ingredients together. Combine oil and egg. Add rolled oats mixture and the saskatoon berries and stir. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Pour liquid mixture into dry ingredients. Fold together do not to overmix. Spoon muffin mix into 12 large muffin cups. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon topping mixture. Bake at 190 C (375 F) for 18 to 20 minutes.
Grandma's Gooseberry Pie
Prepare pastry. Stem and rinse berries. Crush 1/2 cup berries; combine sugar, tapioca, and salt and mix with crushed berries. Cook and stir until mixture boils; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat, add remaining whole berries. Pour into pastry. Adjust top crust , cut slits for escape of steam. Brush with milk and sugar. Bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes.