100% Organic Dried Mulberries – 200Grams
Khaloos Organics has Introduced 100% Organic Mulberries.. These Mulberries has many Health Benefits which improves our Daily Life..
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What Is Mulberry?
The mulberry tree comes from the Moraceae family of plants and is closely related to figs, breadfruit and banyan.
This flowering tree grows quickly at first but will typically only reach between 30 and 50 feet in height. Mulberry trees tend to grow in temperate climates, are harvested around June through August, and can be found around the world across Europe, India, North Africa and the Middle East.
The trees produce a long, cylindrical fruit that can be white, red, purple or black depending on the type of tree. They are sweet and slightly tart, though the flavor can vary. White mulberry, for example, has a sweeter taste and is less tart than black or red mulberry fruits.
The fruits of the mulberry plant can be baked into desserts or added to yogurts and smoothies to enhance the flavor and kick up the nutrient profile.
Mulberry is high in many important nutrients and has been shown to have a variety of health benefits, from reducing cholesterol levels to keeping blood sugar steady.
1. May Help Fight Cancer
Like other types of berries, mulberries are considered one of the top cancer-fighting foods. This is due to their impressive content of antioxidants, which are compounds that help fight off harmful free radicals and protect cells from damage.
A study conduced in Japan found that mulberry juice was able to effectively reduce levels of oxidative damage caused by free radicals in mice. Another 2006 animal study had similar findings, noting that mulberry juice acted as an antioxidant and reduced stress caused by these cancer-causing free radicals.
In 2017, researchers from Korea isolated a specific compound from mulberries and found that it was able to induce cell death in breast cancer cells and slow the growth and spread of tumor cells in mice.
Other antioxidant-rich foods that can help fight damage caused by free radicals and may help prevent cancer include other berries, vegetables, and certain herbs like turmeric and cinnamon.
2. Promotes Weight Loss
Mulberries are a nutrient-dense food. This means that they are low in calories but contain a good amount of several nutrients, including fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K and iron.
Fiber, in particular, can help promote digestive health, treat constipation and even aid in weight loss. Just one cup of mulberries can meet up to 10 percent of your daily fiber needs. When you eat dietary fiber, it moves through your gastrointestinal tract undigested. This adds bulk to stool and enhances satiety, keeping you feeling fuller for longer to reduce your appetite.
Some research even suggests that mulberries could have an anti-obesity effect. An animal study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry showed that treating hamsters with mulberry water extract for 12 weeks lowered both body weight and visceral fat.
For a low-calorie, healthy snack that will satisfy your sweet tooth and keep your calorie intake low, try topping a cup of high-protein Greek yogurt with some tasty mulberries.
3. Decreases Cholesterol Levels
The fiber found in mulberries is mostly insoluble fiber, but it also contains about 25 percent soluble fiber in the form of pectin. Soluble fiber is a type of fiber that can absorb water and has been shown to help reduce cholesterol levels and decrease the risk of heart disease.
The properties of mulberry itself may also have a favorable effect on weight. A study in the Journal of Food Science found that the compounds in mulberry helped prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, one of the major risk factors of heart disease.
In the animal study from the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry mentioned above, giving hamsters mulberry water extract helped decrease levels of both triglycerides and cholesterol.
In addition to mulberries, you should also eat plenty of high-fiber foods and foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids to help lower cholesterol levels naturally.
4. Protects Liver Health
Your liver plays a central role in your overall health. It is involved in blood clotting, breaking down fats and filtering out toxins.
Some evidence shows that certain compounds found in mulberries could have a beneficial effect on liver health, helping keep this important organ healthy, strong and free of liver disease. Mulberries may be especially effective in the prevention of fatty liver disease. This is a condition in which fat builds up in the liver and impairs its ability to work properly.
A 2013 test-tube study showed that the compounds in mulberries helped block fat formation, prevented fat accumulation and also promoted the clearance of fat out of the liver. (11) Another study from Taiwan confirmed these findings, demonstrating that mulberry extract increased fat breakdown and decreased fatty acid formation. (12)
Of course, the beneficial compounds found in mulberries are just one piece of the puzzle. Following a healthy diet, exercising regularly and limiting alcohol consumption are all crucial components of liver health.
5. Stabilizes Blood Sugar Levels
High blood sugar can result in a wide range of symptoms, including increased thirst, frequent urination and blurry vision. Keeping your blood sugar levels under control is key to maintaining better health, especially if you have diabetes.
Mulberries contain fiber, which helps slow the absorption of sugar in the bloodstream to prevent blood sugar spikes. They also contain specific compounds and antioxidants that have been shown to benefit blood sugar levels.
A study in PLoS One found that mulberry extract was able to significantly lower blood sugar levels in diabetic mice. In another study, diabetic rats were given mulberry extract for five weeks, and their blood sugar was measured. Between the first and last day of the study, their blood sugar had dropped from 252 mg/dL all the way down to 155 mg/dL.
Keep in mind that mulberries should be consumed as part of a healthy, carb-controlled diet to help maintain normal blood sugar.
Mulberries are low in calories but can provide plenty of fiber, vitmin C, vitamin K and iron.
One cup of mulberries contains approximately:
- 60.2 calories
- 13.7 grams carbohydrates
- 2 grams protein
- 0.5 gram fat
- 2.4 grams dietary fiber
- 51 milligrams vitamin C (85 percent DV)
- 10.9 micrograms vitamin K (14 percent DV)
- 2.6 milligrams iron (14 percent DV)
- 272 milligrams potassium (8 percent DV)
- 0.1 milligram riboflavin (8 percent DV)
- 1.2 milligrams vitamin E (6 percent DV)
- 25.2 milligrams magnesium (6 percent DV)
- 53.2 milligrams phosphorus (5 percent DV)
- 54.6 milligrams calcium (5 percent DV)
In addition to the nutrients listed above, mulberries also contain some copper, niacin, vitamin B6 and thiamine.