Mulberries are sweet and juicy fruits produced by Morus (Mulberry tree), Mulberries have numerous nutritional and health benefits. A towing company owner in Hendersonville, TN which we used to help move mature trees has recently changed his life by juicing these heavenly berries.
In the ancient times, mostly in North America and Asia mulberry trees were grown for their leaves, but due to their delicious flavor and the nutritional benefits, the Mulberries are gradually attracting interest in the entire world.
Nutritional Facts Of Mulberries
1. Mulberries are a good source of iron, which is hardly found in the berries,They have 1.85mg/100g of fruits which is about 23% of the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI). Iron is an important component of hemoglobin as it determines the ability of blood to carry oxygen.
2. Minerals like magnesium, potassium, and manganese can be found in the Mulberries.
Potassium is essential for the body as it aids in controlling your blood pressure and heart rate. On the other hand, Manganese is used as a coenzyme for superoxide dismutase (the antioxidant enzyme).
3. Mulberries have plenty of vitamin k and a group of vitamins known as B-complex. Folic acid, vitamin B-6, riboflavin, and niacin are also available in good amounts. The function of these vitamins is to help in the metabolism of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates in your body.
4. Fiber can also be found in Mulberries, the fibers found are both soluble (25%) and insoluble (75%). Fiber is important to your body as it lowers cholesterol levels, decreases disease risks and ensures that you have a healthy digestive system.
5. The berries are a good source of vitamin C (36.4 mg per 100 which is approximately 61% of the RDI) taking foods that have generous amounts of vitamin C help your body become resistant to any infection causing agents. Vitamin C is also a great, natural oxidant.
6. The mouth-watering mulberries contain just a few calories (43 calories per 100g), consumption of mulberries enhances Phytonutrient compounds, e.g. minerals, Polyphenol pigment antioxidants and vitamins that are of great importance for your optimal health.
7. Zea-xanthin, a dietary carotenoid which main focus is in the retinal Macula Lutea where it offers protection to the retina by filtering’ the light so as the ultra-violet rays cannot cause harm to your eyes.
8. Since the juicy mulberries contain good amounts of Anthocyanins (Phenolic Flavonoid Phytochemicals), studies have indicated that if you consume the berries you reduce health risks against diseases like diabetes, cancer, heart diseases, bacterial infections and also neurological diseases.
9. Resveratrol, (also a Polyphenol Flavonoid antioxidant) which is found in the berries can protect you from the risk of stroke by making alterations on molecular mechanisms found in the blood vessels.
10. Other vitamins found in mulberries are:
Vitamin K1 – also referred to as Phylloquinone, it is essential for healthy bones and clotting of the blood.
Vitamin E- this is an oxidant that protects one against oxidative harm.
Some plant compounds found in mulberries are: Chlorogenic acid, Myricetin, Cyanidins, Anthocyanins, and Rutin.
Berries with deep colors and the mature ones have high amounts of plant compounds and greater capacity of antioxidant than the immature and colorless berries.
It is possible for mulberries to have different colors, various antioxidant properties and even varied amount of plant compound even if they are of similar species.
Written by: leila2