Mulberry, they are just as good as blackberries!

If you live in the mid-west this is a stellar year for Mulberries. My trees are hanging to the ground they are so heavy with fruit. 

Mulberries are over looked for some reason, it might be because their flavor is more subtle than the blackberry but they are still good and really good for you! And they don't have seeds like the blackberry which I think is a big bonus. They also grow on trees so you are not bending over the whole time you're harvesting them. 

If you are like me you eat as many as you put in the container while picking them. They are quite yummy. They freeze nice so you can pick them on a beautiful afternoon and make them into jelly or pies when the weather gets a little cooler and you want to warm your home with the stove and the sweet aroma of this delicious fruit simmering. 

 The Mulberry is packed with nutrients and is an excellent source of protein. 3 ounces of mulberry has 9 grams of protein. Wouldn’t they be better to munch on instead of that store bought protein bar?

Mulberry is high in iron, calcium, Vitamin A, C, E and K, Folate, thiamine, Pyridoxine, Niacin and fiber

The antioxidants found in mulberry repairs free radicals. Resveratrol, an antioxidant, is abundant in mulberries. It helps to promote heart health and overall vitality

They help balance blood sugar spikes

They are an anti-inflammatory

The Mulberry helps clean the liver and support the kidneys

 The high content of Vitamin A is good for eyes and it is needed in cell repair

All of its nutrients improve the immune system

I freeze them and add them to my smoothies, this way a get a bit of sunshine throughout the winter

This is just a few of the benefits of the Mulberry. Go out and pick a basket or two before the squirrels and birds eat them all. They know what’s good and good for them!

 

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