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Mulberry


Mulberry

Hindi Name: Shahtut

A fruit belonging to the berry family. The fruits turn pink to dark purple or black. It is about 2-3 cms long and has a sweet, tarty flavor. They get their color from a chemical called anthocyanins which is a great antioxidant.
The ripe fruit is eaten raw or added in pies, teas and wine. It is similar to blackberry but with a very discrete flavor of its own. A newer less common variety also showcases white mulberries. Dried mulberries make a crunchy, delicious and nutritious snack and are often used in jams and sherbets.

Nutritional Value
Mulberries are high in a lot of nutrients such as vitamin C, iron, calcium, protein and dietary fiber. They also contain anti-oxidants known for anti-inflammatory properties. Mulberries also strengthen the immune system with their essential macronutrients. It cleanses the blood thereby improving the heart function.

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