Everything sweet doesn’t necessarily have to be harmful for your health: not if it has a whole lot of vitamins and minerals in it!
A succulent berry found mainly in the subtropical regions of the world and which grows out of a deciduous plant called Mulberries are aggregate fruits of smaller fruits that are called drupes. Caterpillar-ish in looks, precisely why I never touched Mulberries for a long time till I knew how to bake Mulberry Muffins, these berries have extraordinary nutritional value to offer. In fact, you’ll be surprised to find these purple, sweet and delicious berries, pregnant with so many essential nutrients.
Take a look at its Nutritional value. Every mulberry contains:
- Energy from carbohydrates. The carbohydrate content, mainly fructose and glucose, is 7.8-9.2 %.
- Immunity and strong muscles from proteins and essential amino acids. The content is 15-28 %.
- It aids in hormonal function, charges chemical messengers and helps in building cell membranes. About 0.4-0.5 % fatty acids like linoleic, stearic and oleic acids are present in mulberries.
- You get a better colon health, immunity against cholesterol, heart diseases, diabetes or even cancer. The fibre content is 0.9-1.4 %
- Mulberries have a calcium content of 1.8-2.4 %. This means, you get better bones and teeth, and better transportation of nutrients in and out of the cells in the body. It also ensures better nerve and muscle function.
- Mulberries have phosphorus, potassium and magnesium in quite significant levels. This ensures better body formation and regulation.
- To add, mulberries also prevent numerous diseases and are a healthy option to keep the doctors away! Oh, and it also makes great muffins and pancakes.