What are Mulberries?
Mulberries are mulberry tree fruits that are linked to figs and breadfruit. The trees have traditionally been grown for their leaves, which are the only food source for silkworms in Asia and North America. They bear brightly colored berries, usually black, white, or red, that are used to make wine, fruit juice, tea, jam, or canned goods, but can also be dried and eaten as a snack. Mulberries are gaining popularity around the world due to their sweet flavor, high nutritional content, and numerous health benefits.
Where it is found?
Mulberry is native to South Asia but is widely distributed across Europe, Southern Africa, South America, and North America.
Protein: 1.4 grams
Carbs: 9.8 grams
Sugar: 8.1 grams
Fiber: 1.7 grams
Fat: 0.4 grams.
What are its benefits?
- Lower cholesterol
- Improve blood sugar control
- Reduce cancer risk
- Digestive heath
- Boosts your immune system
- Improves your vision
- Treats dry and sensitive skin
- Good for your hair
- Anti-ageing properties
- Maintains heart health
How to grow it?
- Mulberries prefer a well-drained and fertile soil
- Tolerate any condition except wet soil
- They withstand drought and salt conditions
- They prefer full sun but may tolerate mild shade.
- Allow a 25-to-30-foot radius around each tree.
How to include it in your diet?
- Over porridge, in salads
- Baked into muffins and cobblers
- Frozen into sorbet or fruit bars
- Anytime snack