There certainly aren’t enough fresh mulberries around. I miss the days when we lived in a house that had a giant, ancient and rather decrepit mulberry tree conveniently placed right outside my bedroom window. For anyone that’s never had a mulberry, you’re seriously MISSING OUT. Mulberries, I would have thought, would be perfectly on trend with the Vampire season – due to the fact that when you bite into them, these ooze a blood-red juice.
They’re also pretty handy if you decide (as we did) to keep silkworms as pets.
It was pretty exciting to find mulberries on the Detox Your World website (I’m loving their products at the moment – watch what you spend, it’s easy to go a little crazy). Even though they’re white mulberries and dried rather than fresh, they instantly brought back happy childhood memories.
The dried white mulberries look a little like lumpy maggots. But don’t let that put you off.
Benefits of eating mulberries
- Mulberries are high in nutrients such as iron, calcium, fibre and Vitamin C and Vitamin K
- Mulberries are rich in antioxidants, especially resveratrol. You may have heard of resveratrol in association with the benefits of red wine, as it is also found in the skin of red grapes. Resveratrol is a phytoalexin – a natural antibiotic produced and used by plans to keep them healthy – they use it to fight infection, fight attacks from bacteria or fungi and combat environmental stresses.
How to eat dried mulberries
Any way you want. I’m lazy so I eat these as they are as a snack, but these are also great for:
- Sprinkling onto porridge
- Adding to cereals
- As an extra fruity addition to raw chocolate recipes. You can add them to raw chocolate coconut balls even – see my recipe here >
Where to buy dried mulberries
£3.99 for a 100g pouch