Mulberries are sweet, hanging fruit having their unique flavor and also a really impressive and unusual nutrient composition. In terms of appearance, the berries grow too fast when they are young, but gradually slow as their color changes from white to pink or red and eventually settling on dark purple or black.
Why use hydrate mulberries as natural sweetener when it is common knowledge that dried fruits have a higher concentration of natural sugars and therefore carbs.
Why do I choose mulberries instead of other berries? Because they are naturally very sweet, so they don’t need any added sugar to make them palatable. 100g of fresh mulberries delivers 8g net carbs. In comparison, the ketogenic favourite, blueberry, contains 11.6g net carbs. Therefore, not only are mulberries lower in carbs, they are also much sweeter when dehydrated.
Despite what you might read, mulberries are not tart like other berries, as long as they get a lot of sun.
Mulberries are also unbeatable in terms of health stats: they are packed with Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Vitamin B-complex, fibre, calcium, potassium, protein and antioxidants, to name a few. They contain, in fact, 79% more antioxidants than blueberries. Most importantly, they have a huge concentration of anthocyanins and resveratrol, the latter being the bit that makes red wine ‘good for you’ according to the latest studies.
There are a lot of health benefits of mulberries which include its ability to improve digestive health, aid in weight loss, enhance the immune system, lower cholesterol, slow down the process of aging, increase blood circulation, build bone tissue, lower blood pressure, prevent certain cancers, protect eye health, improve body’s overall metabolism etc.
As you can see, the health profile of mulberries is nothing short of impressive. No other berry comes close. When you have mulberry trees at your disposable, you just cannot let these incredible berries go to waste.
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