Thousands of years ago, mulberries were transported hundreds of miles by traders from China to Turkey. The delicious mulberry was prized as a rare and often expensive treat. It was enjoyed by many ancient people including the ancient Romans. While the mulberry is no longer a luxury, it is a delicious superfruit with many health promoting benefits. The mulberry fruit is enjoyed today by people all over the world. Its unique flavor is an important part of Turkish cuisine.
The mulberry is a naturally sweet fruit that looks quite a bit like a blackberry. The mulberry grows on trees typically in warm regions in Asia, African and the Americas. There are several varieties of mulberry including a red, white and black version of the fruit. When fresh, mulberries and are very juicy. Some say that the mulberries have a flavor similar to a berry like grapefruit. The flavor is unique and highly likeable. Mulberry flavor pairs well with other flavors making it a great addition to trail mixes and even salads.
The mulberry fruit is most commonly used in a dried form. Dried mulberry are chewy and soft and very delicious. Their natural sweetness makes mulberry fruit a prized alternative to sugary candies and treats. Many people enjoy eating dried mulberry straight from the package. Mulberry is very versatile and can be easily integrated into recipes. Mulberry is a great alternative to raisins. This fruit can also be used to create mulberry smoothies, mulberry pancakes, mulberry oatmeal and mulberry cookies. Mulberries are very delicious.
As far as nutrition is concerned, the mulberry is a nutrient powerhouse.
Mulberries are an excellent source of protein. In fact just 3 ounces of mulberry has 9 grams of protein.
Mulberry is also a delicious source of iron, calcium, vitamin C and fiber.
Resveratrol is an antioxidant that is very plentiful in the mulberry.
The antioxidants in the mulberry have been shown to help repair and prevent free radical damage. Resveratrol is thought to promote heart health and overall vitality.
Mulberry are also prized for their high levels of anthocyanins. These colorful pigments have been shown to help prevent disease and naturally color foods. The anthocyanins specifically found in mulberry have shown to reduce inflammation, lower the risk of cancer and promote overall health and longevity.
The mulberry is a powerful superfood. Sure, its delicious, but the benefits of the mulberry are so much more than just its great flavor. Regular consumption of the mulberry may lead to a lower risk for cancer and heart disease. The plentiful supply of antioxidants in mulberry are excellent in promoting overall health. Mulberry is also said to have positive benefits in terms of longevity.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to enjoy mulberry yet, now is the perfect time. This soft and chewy fruit is easy to take on the go. It can also be incorporated into other foods easily. Eating a few mulberry fruits is a great way to get much of the iron, calcium and vitamin C that your body needs.