Nature's Raw Candy
These wild-crafted, certified organic, sweet, chewy, dried White Mulberries burst with a nectar-like flavor. A delightful grab-n-go snack or addition to your sweet treats. Mulberries are an excellent source of iron, vitamin C, calcium and protein. Reservatrol is a powerful antioxidant found in these mature mulberries and is also known to be present in red wine.
The Inspirational Story of Our Wild-Crafted White Mulberries:
Our wild-crafted, certified organic mulberries are from a sustainable cooperative in Turkey that is run as a non-profit community support and ecological preservation organization. The harvesting is done primarily by village women who receive a fair wage and economic opportunity.
The Mulberry trees grow as wild ancient residents of Dut Village (Mulberry Village) on the Anatolia Penninsula of Turkey in an area called "The Fertile Crescent." This area is a land bridge between East and West and is connected to what is known as ancient Mesopotamia, the cradle of civilization. They have been standing as guardians of their village for hundreds of years. In modern times, their existence has been threatened by development. Your purchase of these mulberries gives them economic value and supports the cooperative that harvests them - this guarantees their value and ensures preservation of the trees.
The mulberry trees are huge old specimens of the rare Morus Alba variety and are commonly called White Mulberries, even though they are golden in color. Their advanced age allows them to produce prolifically. In fact, they are harvested 3 times each season, yielding about 500 kilos of mulberries per tree. The berries are harvested by shaking ripe berries from the tree into nets. The mulberries are then carefully selected for premium quality and sun dried to optimize natural sweetness. We have specifically chosen these White Mulberries for their ancient resonance and their magnificent social and environmental benefits. Also they simply taste better - chewier, sweeter, and more unique in coloration.
Vivapura is honored to partner with the local cooperative and you, the customer, to preserve these ancient sacred trees. On behalf of the trees and Dut Village, we thank you for your purchase.
History of the Mulberry:
Since ancient times, mulberries have been highly valued. The trees were carried along the Silk Road from China to Turkey. Mulberry leaves are the sole food source of silk worms. They eat of the leaf of the mulberry tree and out comes delicate silk. Silk worms certainly must understand something spectacular about the mulberry. The berries themselves were a celebrated food by humans, traded and savored for their heavenly sweetness.
In Chinese Medicine, mulberries are classified as a blood tonic.In the Dut Village of Turkey, traditional medicine uses them to treat stomach ulcers and anemia.Resveratrol: Mulberries are a good source of resveratrol, a plant compound also found in red wine grapes. Resveratrol is an antioxidant compound that combats free-radical damage.Protein: One of the few fruits to be considered a protein source - 3 grams per ounceRich in iron, calcium, Vitamin C, and fiber.
Use in place of raisins or other dried berriesBlend into smoothie as a whole-food sweetener.Chop into smaller pieces and use as garnish for your favorite dessert recipes.Add whole to your trail mix.Add to your favorite granola recipe.Simply eat!
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
- 1/2 lb