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Mulberries: How This Superfruit Benefits Your Health
Mulberries come from the fruit of the mulberry tree, mainly cultivated in the warm soil and full sun in Europe and the Middle East.
When these plump berries are dried, they acquire a very sweet taste similar to candy. Along with delectable taste, these berries also provide the body with a significant source of protein, antioxidants and nutrients which makes them a perfect snack that gives the body a boost of energy.
Benefits of Mulberries
1. Cleanse the blood
Mulberries have been traditionally used in China as a way to cleanse the blood and increase its productivity
2. Aid in cancer prevention
Mulberries are a good source of the phytonutrient resveratrol, which may act as an aid in cancer prevention because of its anti-mutagenic properties which may be able to aid in inhibiting the initiation, promotion and proliferation of cancer cells.
3. Promote heart health and fight free-radicals
The antioxidants in mulberries can help promote a healthy heart and clear the body of free-radicals.
4. Nutrient-dense superfruit - very high in vitamins and minerals
Mulberries contain high amounts of Vitamin C, iron, potassium,and calcium. They are also calorie-sparse and a low glycemic fruit, making them the perfect choice for every type of diet.
5. Anti-aging properties
Mulberries offer high quantities of resveratrol, which is billed as an "anti-aging" compound. Studies have shown resveratrol to have anti-carcinogenic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and of course, anti-aging properties.
Mulberries have been gaining a lot of attention lately, and are being touted for their outstanding flavor and texture. They are addicting to eat straight out of a bowl by themselves, but can also add so much character to recipes. Mulberries can add a special sweetness to smoothies, yogurts, muesli, granola, energy bars, etc. However, they can add a punch of flavor and texture to savory meals as well. They taste especially brilliant as an addition to crisp, fresh green salads. A fabulous anti-aging mulberry salad recipe can be found here: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-3923/AntiAging-Recipe-Mizuna-Fennel-Mulberry-Salad.html
Today, mulberries can be found in many health food stores across the globe. They are usually sold in a dried form such as these popular Organic White Mulberries, which have a sweet fig, raisin, and vanilla-like flavor.
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