In China, both black and while mulberries are known for their medicinal properties. After going through the steaming process for a bit, these juicy morsels dry in the sun. In dried form, they taste a little sour and sweet, with some pungency. Enjoy dried mulberries with your dishes or just on their own and you will reap their health benefits:
It improves digestion and strengthens the stomach and spleen. Nutrients like malic acid and tannic acid help breakdown starch, fat, and protein. Dried mulberries help treat diarrhea due to indigestion.
Low in calories. Dried mulberries have low-calorie content. If you want to lose weight, you can still munch on dried mulberries without any consequence to your diet plan.
Restores hair health and color. These dried fruits contain hair nutrients that help restore hair color and stimulate hair growth.
Fights cancer. Rutin is present significantly in dried mulberries. This component has been clinically proven to prevent colon cancer, impede bleeding, cool down blood, eliminate viruses, stop liver-fire, and ease inflammation. Eating dried mulberries can treat cerebral hemorrhage, chronic bronchitis, retinal hemorrhage, and hypertension as well.
Prevents vascular sclerosis. Dried mulberries are rich in resveratrol, which can impede LDL peroxidation and prevent cytotoxicity. It can also prevent atherosclerosis and lower the aggregation of platelets.
Below are the pharmacological effects of dried mulberries:
• Prevent cyclophosphamide-induced leukopenia
• Promote lymphocyte transformation
• Promote the maturation of T cells
• Restore the efficiency of old T cells
• (In mice) Promote humoral immune function
• Reduce red blood cell membrane activity
Dried mulberries are healthy to eat as snacks and even as ingredients to various dishes. Just make sure you don’t eat too much because they are sweet especially if you have diabetes. Eating just the right amounts can help you with many issues including digestion, ultimately leading to better health.