Though not being the most popular fruit on the market, the mulberry is still fairly enjoyed all over the world due to its distinguishing flavor that is similar to no other, and numerous potential health benefits to profit from. If you’re having difficulties finding this marvelous fruit around, Terrasoul Superfoods can answer your needs with their organic dried white mulberries.
The brand uses fruits from organically-grown mulberry trees, never treated with herbicides, insecticides, or any other pesticide. All the fruits are sundried to perfection and optimal moisture level.
The white mulberry fruit is an East Asian species that today is broadly naturalized in Europe and North America regions. Mulberry fruits resemble blackberries or raspberries, but be sure that they offer a totally different flavor sensations. Their flavor is relatively different than that of the red, purple or black mulberry. People often say white mulberries have a kind of refreshing, tarty taste with a little hint of vanilla.
Both organic dried mulberries and fresh ones are a fantastic snack on their own, but they often find place in: pies, muffins, tarts, jellies, jams, cordials, wines, herbal/fruit teas, and more.
Nutrition facts and health benefits of mulberries
- 100g of fresh white mulberry deliver 44% of the recommended daily value for vitamin C and 14% for iron (dried mulberry may contain even more). The same serving also has smaller amounts of minerals and B group vitamins.
- Mulberries are a host of alkaloids that have the function to activate macrophages. Macrophages represent white blood cells that potently support the immune system, triggering its high alertness against health jeopardizing elements.
- The mulberry fruit also contains anti-cancer like antioxidants such as resveratrol. This constituent’s positive effect on age and longevity has been documented through a research of the by the University of Texas Health Science Center.
- Mulberry (especially the leaves) is thought to contain elements that support balanced blood sugar levels, though more research is needed in this direction.
- Mulberries may prove to be beneficial for brain health. The Thailand Khon Kaen University has conducted a trial involving mulberries and rats with brain damage and memory impairment. It turned out that mulberries enhanced their memory and improved the oxidative stress. Still, further tests and investigations are in order to disclose more of mulberry’s neuroprotective and cognitive-improving qualities.
- Mulberries contain zeaxanthin, a carotenoid constituent that’s associated with reducing oxidative stress in eye parts like the macula retina. Serving as a strong antioxidant, it helps prevent cell damage that may otherwise lead to cataracts and macular degeneration.