Gooseberry or amla can be very sour in taste, but then therein lies the power of this humble berry. It is commonly used to make pickles and murabbas. Rich in nutrients and boasting a long list of health benefits, the Indian gooseberry definitely meets the criteria for qualifying as a superfood. With their extensive nutritional benefits and medicinal properties, they can even be used to make a herbal formulation known as triphala. These potent fruits can do everything from reducing cholesterol levels to block cancer growth. Thanks to its impressive nutrient profile it can be used as a natural medicine.