Our mulberry tree in the North 40 is loaded with berries right now. If you have a few minutes, take a small container to the garden and try some.
Mulberries are the sweet, hanging fruit from a genus of deciduous trees that grow in a variety of temperate areas around the world. Thought to possibly have originated in China, they have since spread throughout the world and are highly praised for their unique flavor, as well as a truly impressive and unusual composition of nutrients for a berry. In fact, most varieties found in different parts of the world are considered to be “native” from those areas, as they are so widespread. The scientific name of mulberries varies depending on which species you are looking at, but the most common types are Morus australis and Morus nigra, but there are dozens of other delicious varieties as well.
The health benefits of mulberries include
- Digestive health
- Blood pressure and heart health
- Cancer prevention
- Vision health
- Immune system
- Build bone tissue
- Antioxidants and premature aging
Read more about the health benefits of these wonderful berries here.