The mulberry tree is a plant of the family Moraceae. Among this family, only 3 mulberry trees have our attention: the black mulberry (Morus nigra L.), the red mulberry (Morus rubra L.) and the white mulberry (Morus alba L.). Mulberry is versatile, as many parts of the plant have been consumed for centuries. The leaves are particularly interesting and would help fight against multiple pathologies, including diabetes. The fruit of the black mulberry is a source of craze, especially in Europe. Its sour taste, rich in aroma, easily flavors culinary preparations. In terms of health benefits, it offers a whole range of nutrients. From fiber to iron, black Mulberries fight against intestinal disorders, fatigue and anemia. Several scientific studies are interested in their properties on the body. All these analyses are unanimous on the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capacities of Black Mulberries. Indeed, we find various phytochemical compounds, such as flavonoids or alkaloids. These phytonutrients also make it effective against bacterial or fungal infections. Latin name: Morus nigra L. Botanical family: Moraceae. Part used : Fruit.
The dried black Mulberries is a dry fruit. It therefore contains more sugar than a fresh Mulberry, the recommendations for daily consumption are defined. In classic cure or for pleasure, 20 to 30 g or 5 to 8 teaspoons of dried black Mulberries per day.
To make the most of their benefits, you can use them :
We advise you to use them during the following meal(s) to take full advantage of their benefits:
You can incorporate them into the following preparations to make them easier to take:
25 grams of dried black Mulberries contain a significant portion of the Population Nutritional Reference (PNR) of Iron. They also contain, to a lesser extent, Fiber.
As such, dried Black Mulberries can complement your healthy and varied diet.
Thanks to their fiber, black Mulberries slow down and reduce the absorption of nutrients, including carbohydrates and cholesterol. They are therefore indicated in cases of diabetes and cholesterol disorders. In addition, the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of Black Mulberries are widely documented. These two capacities limit the occurrence of cardiovascular complications that can follow a diabetes or a hypercholesterolemia: atheromatous plaques.
In case of bacterial or fungal infections, Black Mulberries can support the immune system against these microorganisms. Studies indicate that Black Mulberries limit bacterial and fungal development. They also stimulate the immune system by providing iron, which helps the immune system function. The nutrients in dried Black Mulberries reinforce the immune benefits of a varied and balanced diet.
Black Mulberries influence the contractility of the heart. They significantly decrease the heart rate without affecting the strength of the heart contraction.
Several scientific studies show that Black Mulberries protect against gastric ulcers induced by chronic alcohol consumption. Moreover, the liver would also benefit from dried Black Mulberries. Indeed, they would improve antioxidant protection and the functioning of liver enzymes. In addition, Mulberries protect against constipation due to their high fiber content (see our constipation and diet guide).
Insufficient energy intake or dietary deficiencies contribute to feelings of fatigue. Black Mulberries are carbohydrate carriers, a source of energy that can be easily used by our body. In addition, the iron in Mulberries contributes to reduce fatigue and cognitive functions.
Iron deficiency anemia can be caused by inadequate iron intake (see our iron deficiency anemia and diet guide). Black Mulberries are rich in iron, restoring the body's iron stores.
The mulberry is a plant of the Moraceae family. It is a fast-growing shrub that quickly reaches 3 to 10 m in height. Its gray bark contains a whitish latex. The leaves are green, oval and shiny. The catkins (flowers) are downy and green. After fertilization, the catkins give way to the fruits, the blackberries. Blackberries are small globular fruits whose color varies according to the species. There are three main species: the white mulberry (Morus alba L.), the black mulberry (Morus nigra L.) and the red mulberry (Morus rubra L.).
The tree is native to China, Korea and Japan (where it is known as Sangshu) but is now grown throughout Europe. Mulberry leaves have been used as a remedy since ancient times. According to Chinese medicine, they are effective in preventing and treating many diseases: fever, sore throat, cough, liver disorders, eye disorders, kidney disorders, high blood pressure, etc. In Korea and Japan, diabetic patients consume mulberry leaves as a supplement to anti-diabetic treatments. The anti-diabetic activity of mulberry leaves is the most intensively studied subject, as its effectiveness is real. The bark, the twigs and the roots are also found in the Chinese pharmacopoeia.
In Europe, it is rather the fruit that justifies the cultivation of mulberry trees. Currently, China is the largest producer of mulberry.
Black Mulberries have many of the same health benefits as black Mulberries. Although these two varieties belong to the same genus, they are quite different.
The strongest difference is from an organoleptic point of view: blackberries have less intense flavors and a sweet, slightly biscuity taste; blackberries are more intense, sour and bitter.
Nutritionally, the differences are smaller: black Mulberries provide more fiber, fat and carbohydrates than black Mulberries. On the other hand, black Mulberries are slightly richer in proteins and less caloric. In terms of micronutrients, black Mulberries have a stronger antioxidant activity than black Mulberries. In fact, a study shows that black Mulberries contain slightly more polyphenols.
If your choice is based on antioxidant activity, we recommend Black Mulberries. On the other hand, if your choice is for their energizing and intestinal transit stimulating effect, we recommend black Mulberries. Otherwise, only your taste preferences will guide you. For those who are undecided, how about combining them?Black mulberries BIO...
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