What are Mulberries?
Mulberries are delicious and nutritious fruits that hang from the Morus Alba tree. The berries are rich in nutrient which makes it a special delicacy for most people all over the world.
Mulberries have a unique flavour and unusual composition of nutrients. The Morus tree that produces the mulberries grow in different temperate areas across the world. The tree is said to have originated from China and since then it has spread to other parts of the world.
There are different varieties of mulberries in the different part of the world. These variations are considered to be native to those regions. There different species of Mulberries but the most common ones are Morus australis and Morus nigra. The berries grow at a faster rate at early stages of growth, but the growth rate gradually decreases as the colour changes from green to pink or red before they settle on a dark purple.
Nutritional Value of Mulberries
Mulberries are the source of body vital nutrients such as Vitamin C, iron, riboflavin, Potassium, vitamin K, calcium and phosphorus. They also contain an adequate amount of dietary fibre and a broad range of organic composites, including zea-xanthin, resveratrol, lutein anthocyanins and many other polyphenolic compounds.
The unique flavour makes the berry ideal for products such as jellies, jams, pies, sherbets, fruit tarts, cordials and teas. The flavours of these berries vary, but the black and the American mulberry are considered to have the best flavours that broadly sort after. The mulberries leaves which also contains nutrients is a source of food for silkworms.
Health Benefits of Mulberries
Cancer prevention Mulberries are packed with a high content of anti-oxidants which prevents the growth of prostrate cells. The anti-oxidants also establishes a defence line that fights against the free radicals which are a dangerous side effect of cellular metabolism. The by-products from the cellular mechanism can affect the healthy cells resulting in the mutation of cancerous cells. It is also a source of resveratrol which researchers believe to prevent cancer.
Immune System Support
Mulberries have vitamin C that defends the body against any illness. The macrophages which are activated by the alkaloids stimulate the immune system and makes it alert against health risks.
Mulberries are composed of dietary fibres that help improve the digestive health. It enables bulking up of stool hence enhancing the movement of food through the digestive system. It also reduces the occurrences of bloating, constipation and cramping. Moreover, the fibre boosts heart health by regulating the cholesterol levels in the body.
Source of Antioxidants
Mulberries contain high levels of Vitamin A and E. These are the primary antioxidants that affect areas such as hair, tissue, skin and other parts of the body where free radicals strike.
The Zea-Xanthin in reduces the stress on individual ocular cells in the retina. Therefore, drinking a glass of the juice helps to improve vision. Mulberry is rich in Vitamin which relieves eye strain and strengthens our eyesight.
Build Bone Tissue
Mulberry has a high content of Calcium, Iron, Vitamin K and phosphorus that are responsible for the maintenance of bone tissue.
Plain and simple… eat more mulberries! Our mulberries help make our acai bowls the best in Valley Village! And always remember, it’s better to feel good!