An ancient Asian fruit, the mulberries were traditionally used as a cure for insomnia, ringworm and arthritis. White dried Mulberries have a sweet fig-like taste and a texture similar to a raisin, but only half the sugar – making them a satisfyingly healthy snack. They actually grow on tree, rather than bushes.
Mulberries are high in antioxidants that help neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals. They are an excellent source of important nutrients such as iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin C and contain resveratrol – the same anti-aging compound found in red wine. Mulberries are also high in fibre (helping regulate cholesterol and promoting healthy digestion) as well as protein (4 grams in just one third cup).
White mulberries are delicious to snack on right out of the bag or make a great trail mix when mixed with nuts and other dried fruit. They can also be added to smoothies, granola, porridge, yogurt, desserts and used in baking.