Mulberries are the latest rage in “superfood.” Their antioxidants are 79% higher than blueberries and 24% higher than cranberries. They contain high levels of resveratrol- the super hero antioxidant. They outperform cranberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries with its phytoactive ingredients!
In a recent article by the Journal of Infectious Diseases it proved that resveratrol decreased the reproduction of the influenza virus.
Studies have shown that eating high levels of antioxidant’s can also help protect from age disorders, cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
So, if you, your neighbor or the park next door has a mulberry tree, go get ’em!
5 cups of washed fresh or frozen mulberries (remove stems if you desire, it takes a lot of time)
*1 tablespoon elderberry elixir (if you have it!)
1 cup organic sugar & 1/4 cup water- heated in pot until sugar melts
Puree mulberries and add to melted sugar and stir well. Let chill in refrigerator for 6 hours.
Pour into ice-cream maker and follow the makers directions for making sorbet.
Let set in freezer(cure) for an hour before serving.
If you’re not into health, don’t waste your time harvesting mulberries. It takes a LOT of work. Read how we harvest.
After you harvest the fruit- you’ve got to go through and get twigs, branches, rotten and unripe fruit out. Which could take hours if you have bushels and bushels and more bushels. . .
The only people who would go through this amount of work are people who don’t have the money for superfood in the market, people who are ultra serious about their health and want to stock up or farmers who can’t let anything go to waste.
This is “today’s” harvest from one tree, we have three more trees! Yep, I didn’t take a photo of yesterday’s bounty.
The trees will keep producing high yields for the next few weeks. Well, I better stop talking and get to work! I love super hero food and Dale’s a true farmer at heart- he can’t let harvest go to waste.