Dried Fruits

Organic Dried Black Mulberries

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Raw organic black mulberriesEven in dried state, our Mulberries have a unique juiciness to themGrown in areas along the ancient Silk Road and carefully sorted by smallholdersPerfect for snacking, great health profileThe Mulberry has been popular in the Middle East and southern Europe for centuries
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Average Nutritional ValuesPer 100g
Energy1398kJ / 331kcal
Fat3,6g
of which Saturates1,0g
Carbohydrate62g
of which Sugars29g
Fibre7,2g
Protein8,6g
Salt< 0,01g
Iron10mg
Potassium1471mg

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The Magnificent Black Mulberry: A Delicious and Nutritious Treat

The relationship of this large berry species to figs can be seen in the heavenly fruity aroma of black mulberries. They are reminiscent of blackberries in appearance and taste, but much larger and have an elongated shape.

Their unique juiciness is noticeable even when dried. When you bite into it, the berries reveal a soft inner life that caresses the palate like a sweet cloud.

The leaves of the mulberry tree are food for silkworms. That is why the trees are cultivated particularly frequently in China, the country of origin of silk. However, the fruit has also been popular in the Middle East and southern Europe since the Middle Ages at the latest.

Our mulberries come from areas along the ancient Silk Road. We maintain personal contact with the smallholders who earn additional income by carefully sorting and drying their black mulberries. These decentralized harvesting techniques help avoid monocultures and strengthen the soil.

Dried mulberries are high in vitamin C, antioxidants, and minerals like iron, potassium, magnesium, zinc, and manganese. Black mulberries are a healthy ingredient for muesli, when baking or just as a snack in between.

FAQ

Yes, mulberries are very good for you. They're nutrient-rich fruits packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Mulberries are a great source of vitamin C, which is essential for immune function and skin health, and vitamin K, important for bone health. They also contain iron, which is crucial for maintaining healthy blood cells, and dietary fiber, aiding in digestion and heart health. The antioxidants in mulberries, such as resveratrol and anthocyanins, can help fight free radicals, potentially reducing the risk of chronic diseases. Including mulberries in your diet can offer a delicious way to boost your overall nutrient intake and support a healthy lifestyle.

Black mulberries have a unique, sweet flavor that is often described as a combination of blackberry, raspberry, and blueberry, with a hint of earthiness and a slightly tart undertone. The taste can also vary slightly depending on the ripeness of the fruit, with fully ripe black mulberries being sweeter and less tart. Their juicy and soft texture adds to the enjoyable eating experience. Black mulberries are versatile and can be enjoyed fresh, dried, or used in various culinary creations, enhancing dishes with their rich, fruity flavor.

Mulberries originate from different regions depending on the species. The black mulberry (Morus nigra) originates from Western Asia and Plantlife's Dried Black Mulberries in particular are sourced from Uzbekistan. Over time, mulberry trees have been widely cultivated and naturalized in many parts of the world, including Europe, America, and Africa, due to their fruit, leaves, and the trees' ornamental value.

Mulberries and blackberries are not the same, despite their similar appearance when ripe. They come from different plant families: mulberries belong to the Morus genus, while blackberries belong to the Rubus genus. Mulberries grow on trees and can vary in color from white to red to black, depending on the species. Blackberries, on the other hand, grow on brambles or thorny bushes and are always black when ripe. Taste-wise, mulberries are generally sweeter with a milder flavor compared to blackberries, which can have a more tart and intense berry flavor. Additionally, mulberries have a longer, more slender shape compared to the aggregate fruit structure of blackberries, which is made up of many tiny drupelets.

Mulberry silk is a high-quality silk renowned for its fine texture, durability, and lustrous sheen, produced by silkworms that are exclusively fed the leaves of mulberry trees, particularly those of the white mulberry (Morus alba). This specialized diet contributes to the silk's superior quality, as the silkworms produce silk fibers that are more uniform in color and texture, and stronger than those of silks produced by silkworms fed on other leaves. The fibers of mulberry silk are smoother and rounder, leading to silk fabrics that are extremely soft, with a natural, elegant sheen that is less prone to wrinkling and easier to dye in vivid colors. Mulberry silk is often used in high-end textiles like luxury garments, bedding, and lingerie due to its exceptional softness and durability.

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