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Fruit Compote with Mulberry crunch

Summer is fully upon us and sit down dinners that make us feel bloated and full afterwards just aren’t in the cards. What we DO end up eating is a whole lot of fruit, but as delicious and bright as they are, sometimes it’s just more fun to add a little texture to the fruit mix.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup nectarines
  • 1/3 cup Rich Nature Mulberries
  • 1/3 cup apples
  • agave, your choice
  • flax seeds, to sprinkle
  • fat free whip cream

MUB with package (3)Directions:

Cut all fruit into cubes, toss together, drizzle agave on top, add a dollop of whip cream, and garnish with flax seeds. Enjoy this guilty pleasure without feeling…guilty!

Benefits of Mulberries –

White Mulberries have always been used in traditional medicine in Asia and India for controlling insulin levels in those who are Diabetic , have high blood pressure, hyperglycemia, heart disease, or high cholesterol, nourish the blood, treat anemia, and to fight fatigue. Mulberries possess excellent free radical scavenging ability and have shown antiviral and antimicrobial effects, contributing to a healthier overall body.

White Mulberries contain beta-sitosterol, which is normally used to treat heart disease and high cholesterol. Although it is not an essential nutrient, studies show that in conjunction with other sterols found it plants, it appears to block the absorption of cholesterol. Because of this, white Mulberries also appear to have infection reduction capabilities as athletes take beta sitosterol for infections and to enhance performance.

According to Unbound Medicine, Morus Alba contain anthocyanins and may protect cells from neurotoxicity in a dose dependent manner and suggests that it may protect cells in Parkinson’s induced test models.

In another article published by PubMed.gov, it states that the entire Mulberry plant shows anti-cancer properties. However, the study was primary conducted on the leaves of the Mulberry plant.

These studies are ongoing and more studies should be conducted to further prove these claims. Mulberries should be eaten as a healthy supplementation to your diet and not in place of prescribed medications unless your doctor prescribes Morus Alba as alternative medication.