Mulberries are one of the most delicious dried fruits on Earth. Some describe them as “Nature’s Candy” and we would have to agree. But besides being delicious, mulberries have some incredible health benefits. Mulberries contain plentiful amounts of vitamins and minerals. Plus they are a source of resveratrol, a nutrient that’s been getting quite a bit of news lately because of its apparent anti-aging, anti-cancer, cardioprotective properties.
What Are Mulberries?
Mulberries are the fruit of the mulberry tree which is one of the oldest cultivated plants on Earth. Throughout history mulberry was a very important tree to have in the gardens of the Orient, Europe and Middle East. Mulberries are even mentioned in many ancient texts.
The black mulberry tree (Morus nigra) is the most widely-known. It can grow to 40 feet in height, and produces beautiful, black, tangy berries.
The white mulberry tree (Morus alba) can reach 80 feet in height produces white, slightly sweeter berries.
The Sunfood Difference
Our organic and sustainably grown mulberries come from a secluded natural reserve in Uzbekistan. Once fully ripe they are gently hand-harvested and dried at low temperatures, without the use of preservatives or artificial colorants.
|Benefits||Mulberries are a great source of vitamin C, calcium, fiber, and protein. Mulberries are a source of iron as well, which is rare among berries. There are very few fruits or berries in the world that are thought of as a good source of protein, but mulberry is one of them. One ounce provides approximately three grams of easily absorbable protein. Mulberries also contain a rare polyphenol called resveratrol. Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant which can help lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease and increase longevity. Mulberries are also uniquely rich in the B-complex group of vitamins and vitamin K. They contain solid amounts of vitamin B-6, niacin, riboflavin and folic acid. These vitamins function as co-factors and help the body metabolize carbohydrates, proteins and fats.|
|Recommended Usage||Mulberries can be likened in taste to soft, dried figs with a subtle nuttiness. Their chewy sweetness is a must-have experience. There are numerous ways to incorporate mulberries into your daily superfood lifestyle! *Try adding 1-2 T to your daily smoothie *They go great with cashews and cacao nibs and are perfect for trail mixes *Try making a coconut or cashew “yogurt” and mixing in mulberries|
|Country of Origin||Uzbekistan|
|Ingredients||Organic, Raw Black and White Mulberries|
|Specifications||Organic, Vegan, Raw, Sustainably-grown|
|Recipes||Mulberry Lucuma Cookies|