Mulberries are the epitome of deliciousness. Incredibly sweet and just as nutritious. This beautiful looking berry exists in black, red and white forms, growing in bunches named "drupes" on the Morus alba tree.
It sounds far out, but there is some evidence that suggests these little bundles of goodness might have neuroprotective properties. Rats that ingest mulberries are found to have better memories in studies conducted on memory impaired rodents.
This antioxidant protects plants against environmental stresses. Studies have shown it to protect the heart and circulatory system and protect against clots that may cause potentially fatal heart attacks and stroke.
Otherwise known as vitamin B2, riboflavin is paramount for bodily growth and the production of red blood cells. It also assists in releasing energy from proteins. Because it is water soluble it requires constant replacement, mulberries are an efficient and delicious source of the vitamin.
Lutein is a carotenoid vitamin similar to vitamin A and beta-carotene. It is referred to as the "eye vitamin" and has been used in attempts to prevent macular degeneration and cataracts. It has also been utilised to try and treat heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Some studies also suggest lutein is effective at treating clogged arteries.
Mulberries contain a decent amount of dietary fibre. For this reason they help to push food through the digestive tract and lower the chances of constipation.