Mulberries are the fruits of mulberry trees (Morus), related to figs and breadfruit.
Mulberry trees are traditionally grown for their leaves, mainly in Asia and North America, as they are the only food that silkworms can eat.
Their sweet flavor, impressive nutritional value and numerous health benefits, are making Mulberries a favorite snack item of health nuts.
Mulberries are often consumed dried, similar to raisins.
When dried, they contain 70% carbs, 14% fiber, 12% protein and 3% fat, which makes them fairly high in protein, at least compared to most berries.
Mulberries are an excellent source of:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin K
- Vitamin E
Other benefits of Mulberries:
Good source of antioxidants, especially high in Resveratrol which helps to promote heart health and overall vitality
Supports the immune system, Mulberries contain alkaloids that activate macrophages. Macrophages are white blood cells that stimulate the immune system, putting it on high active alert against health threats.
Cleanses the Blood, in Chinese medicine, mulberries are considered as a blood tonic. They cleanse the blood, improving its circulation and helps in strengthening the entire system. It enriches the blood in the process while soothing and calming the nerves. It also helps in promoting the metabolism of alcohol.
Cleanses Liver And Strengthens Kidney, Mulberries are noted to strengthen Kidneys and cleanse the liver.
Prevents Flu and Cold, due to their high Vitamin C and flavonoids contain makes them a natural immune booster and may prevent the flu, coughs, colds and other ailments.
What to do with Mulberries:
- Eat them straight out of the package
- Add them to your chia pudding, muesli and smoothie
- Soak dried Mulberries in some water to make them plump and chewy
- They pair really nicely with pistachios
Here is a 3-ingredient Recipe for Raw Mulberry Cookies from RawManda
- ½ cup dried white mulberries
- 5 large medjool dates
- 2½ – 3 tbsp shredded coconut.
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