Mulberries are the sweet, hanging fruits from a genus of deciduous trees that grow in a variety of temperate areas around the world. Thought to possibly have originated in China, they have spread throughout the world and are highly praised for their unique flavor and impressive composition of nutrients.
The Mulberry is a species of deciduous trees that vary in sizes. The species vary greatly in longevity. Some varieties of red mulberry trees tend to live for about 75 years, while black mulberries have been known to bear fruit for hundreds of years. The mulberry makes an attractive tree which will bear fruit while still small and young.
Botanically the fruit is not a berry but rather a fruit, in appearance like a swollen loganberry. Fleshy bases begin to swell once the flowers have been pollinated. Ultimately they become completely altered in texture and color, becoming succulent, fat and full of juice.
Mulberries ripen over an extended period of time unlike many other fruits which seem to come all at once.
Mulberries nutrient bombs that are important for our body, including iron, riboflavin, vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, phosphorous, and calcium. They also contain a significant amount of dietary fiber and a wide range of organic compounds, including, zeaxanthin, resveratrol, , lutein, and various compounds.
- Aid in digestion
- Increase circulation
- Regulate Blood Pressure
- Anti-cancer Potential
- Improve vision
- Boost Immunity
- Builds Healthy Bones
- Reduce Bad Cholesterol