Dried Mulberries and their Recipes

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Dried white mulberries are highly treasured for their unique flavor and texture and for their high antioxidant content. Naturally dried mulberries are delicious and nutritious snack. The mulberries help in weight loss due to the large amount of fiber and protein found in the fruit as they help lower bad cholesterol making them good for heart health with a unique property of blocking most gases from being stored as fat in the cells. Dried mulberry recipes are treasured for their unique flavor and texture and chewiness.

Dried mulberries

These mulberries are a familiar ingredient to raw foodists. The tiny berries are considered a super food alongside similar fruits. You do not have to be a raw foodists to enjoy eating the berries. They are sold in most health stores in the bulk bins. The dried mulberries have a delightful flavor, tasting keen with a hint of figs. They have a slight crunch but an overall softness once you get chewing on a handful of them.

How to enjoy dried mulberries

One can enjoy these dried mulberries by themselves as a snack or add to granola and trail mix. The mulberries can also be reconstituted in water to improve the texture and incorporated into other recipes. You can get a super immune boost by adding soaked dried mulberries to smoothies and juices. You can garnish yoghourt or oatmeal with the dried berries. You can as well grind them up and then add them to recipes for muffins, cupcakes and other baked goods. They can also be added to puddings and wine.

The Mulberry Crisp Recipe:

Fruit Layer:

– 4 cups of wild mulberries

– 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

– 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder

– 2 tablespoon vanilla extract

– 1/2 teaspoon liquid stevia

Crumble Topping:

– 1 Cup coconut flour

– 4 tablespoons coconut oil or ghee

– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

– 1/2 teaspoon liquid stevia

– 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Combine the fruit layer ingredients in a big bowl and then pour the mixture into a fitting dish

3. Combine the crumble topping ingredients. Mix in the coconut flour slowly until it reaches a crumbly consistency. Evenly distribute the crumble mixture on top of the fruit layer.

4. Bake for 40 minutes.

5. Serve hot or cold.

Tips for using dried berries in your home-spun dishes:

– Spoon dried berries into a finished batch of granola when just out of the oven

– Add some dried berries pieces to a pot of cooking oatmeal in place of raisins or other fruits.

– Add dried berries to raw batter or scones, cookies or even energy bars. They pair exceptionally well with lemon, vanilla, orange or apricots.

– Make and infused liquor by adding a handful of dried berries to a bottle of vodka and cardamom in a blender.

– Add soaked dried berries to a tropical smoothie. Choose the ingredients to mix with ranging from bananas, oats, cocoa or coconut.

Mulberries have a couple of health benefits ranging from being powerful antioxidants, plentiful source of fiber, and they are richer in the vital vitamin C than oranges, and they are rich in proteins, iron and calcium.

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