Mulberries: The Turkish Delight
The Mulberry (Morus alba) grows on a tree that has a short, thick trunk and wide spreading branches, and is slow growing to a height of 20 to 30 feet. It is native to Middle Eastern countries such as Turkey and Armenia, and is now cultivated in many parts of Europe. The tree produces a berry composed of a cluster of tiny, closely-packed mini-berries, each of which contains a seed. The dried fruit has a subtle, sweet taste and a slightly crunchy texture caused by the seeds.
Mulberries have a growing reputation as a functional food with antioxidant properties. The main active antioxidant ingredient the mature berries contain is called "resveratrol". The berries are an excellent source of Vitamin C and Iron. For a fruit, they are also high in protein. Mulberries are yet another tasty functional food that you can eat as a light snack or add to both sweet and savory recipes, and obtain a nutrient-rich boost.
These Mulberries are certified organic and vegan. The berries grow wild in Turkey where they have been traditionally grown since biblical times. The Mulberries are harvested using sustainable methods and are guaranteed to be free of heavy metals, chemicals and pesticides.
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Eat Mulberries right out of the bag, or add them to cereals, smoothies, trail mixes, salads or desserts. Try them just with regular or soy milk.