The one grown in China is the white mulberry. One of the main uses of the plant is for raising silkworms, which utilize the leaves as their main food source. China has been producing silk since ancient times and remains one of the world's primary sources. It is juicy and has a sweet taste with some sourness that is more prominent in the less mature fruits.
Some of these benefits have not been scientifically verified but are traditional remedies that have developed in countries where mulberries are consumed for hundreds of years.
Mulberries are a good source of resveratrol; a potent phytonutrient also found in grapes that researchers believe can prevent cancer and fight in the existing battle against cancers.
Because of their resveratrol content, mulberries may also be a key in one's life extension arsenal, as resveratrol has shown in several studies to extend the life of mice.
In Chinese medicine, mulberries are considered a blood tonic, meaning that they cleanse the blood and increase its production, strengthening the entire system.
In Chinese medicine, mulberries are stated to strengthen the kidneys.
In Chinese medicine, they are believed to be effective in cleansing the liver.
In Turkey, a remedy for constipation is to eat white mulberries on an empty stomach with a glass of water. Mulberry is also instrumental in eliminating abdominal distention.
Due to its content high in iron, mulberries are a great fruit to include in the treatment of anemia.
Cold and Flu Treatment
In Turkey, mulberry molasses is used as a treatment for colds and flu. Their ability to cure may be due to their high vitamin C content.
Mulberries are considered an effective remedy for prematurely gray hair. Mulberry juice applied directly on head also promotes healthy growth of hair and blackening.
Intake of mulberry juice after any surgery is restorative. Mulberry is helpful in recuperating after long-time sickness. Consumption of mulberry juice after childbirth is also good for women’s health.
Mulberry helps in containing hypertension. Use of mulberry keeps low cholesterol level in the body.
Regular consumption of mulberry protects our eyesight. If you have dry eyes due to working in front of a computer for long periods, you must drink mulberry juice which can helps strengthen your sight.
Regular consumption of mulberry juice would be an excellent aid in health problems like anemia, pallor, dizziness, heart-palpitations and insomnia. Black mulberries are more flavorful and tasty than their counterpart white and red varieties. The peak season for black mulberry is May through August while the other two varieties are available by late spring. Look for fleshy berries that are flavorful and heavy in hands. Avoid selecting the bruised, bleeding and sunken berries in supermarkets.
Upon arriving at home, preserve them in the zip pouch unwashed inside refrigerator where they can stay fresh for a week. Mulberries spoil rather quickly so consume them immediately. To eat, wash the berries in cold water in a container (bowl) instead of in running water. This way you avoid injuring the flesh. This method also put the berries to room temperature and enhances their flavor and taste.
Fresh mulberry are usually eaten raw and fresh. But they do mix well with other berry salads and can be a great snack between meals. Mulberries are favored in jams, jellies, tart syrups and are added to ice-creams, smoothies and yogurt as in strawberries and raspberries. The dried mulberries can be used in pie fillings, mulberry muffins, cookies, cakes etc. Why not try them now in your everyday dish? It will not only bring you the delight of its flavorful taste but also its goodness body benefits!