DRIED WHITE MULBERRIES
Profile: Mulberries are a superfood worth considering! Our dried mulberries are naturally sweet. They are heavy in protein, iron, vitamin C, fiber, calcium, and antioxidants, and low in sugar. Dried white mulberries are great with yogurt, smoothies, and more.
What Is the Taste of Mulberries?
Mulberries have a slight sweetness to them, akin to dried goji berries and figs. These berries have a little crunchy texture due to their drying.
How To Eat Dried Mulberries
Natural dried mulberries are a delicious and healthy snack. There are so many ways to enjoy them in your diet:
1) Add dried mulberries to granola or trail mix for a sweet spin. Mulberries pair well with nuts, dried berries and coconut.
2) Reconstitute dried mulberries by soaking them in water before adding them to baked good recipes.
3) Prepare a green tea or herbal tea, and add a hint of sweetness by letting dried mulberries soak at the bottom of the cup.
4) Blend soaked mulberries into smoothies or juices.
5) Garnish yogurt, oatmeal, or salads with the dried berries.
6) Grind up dried mulberries and add them to recipes for muffins or cookies for a boost of nutrition.
7) Our favorite way - Snack on dried mulberries straight from the bag!
1. The antioxidant anthocyanins found in dried mulberries are believed to reduce inflammation. Also used to enhance circulation. Dried mulberries also contain resveratrol, an anti-aging antioxidant found in red wine and peanuts. Resveratrol has been shown to reduce blood pressure and the risk of heart disease.
2. Two mulberries provide about 20% of the daily required fiber intake. Most people don't get enough fiber in their diets, but dried mulberries are an excellent way to get more. These tasty fruits are high in soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber helps regulate blood sugar and lower cholesterol, while insoluble fiber aids digestion.
3. More Vitamin C than Oranges - Dried mulberries have 190 percent more vitamin C per ounce than oranges! Vitamin C helps the immune system, repairs tissue, and protects the eyes. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that may reduce the risk of heart disease.
4. Mulberries have an extraordinarily high supply of protein for a fruit. They are high in protein and make a terrific post-workout snack. Dried mulberries also include 30% of the daily requirement for iron and 10% for calcium. Iron helps to keep you energized by transporting oxygen-rich blood cells throughout your body. Calcium is essential for healthy bones and teeth, and consuming enough of it can help avoid osteoporosis.
Dry mulberries from Turkey, where most white mulberries are grown today. During harvest, white mulberry trees (Morus alba) are shook to induce new mulberries to fall from their branches. The ripe fruit is caught in delicate nets and dried to a crunchy delight.
Dry mulberries can be kept for a year at room temperature or in the fridge. They should be stored in a cool, dark place away from heat and sunshine.