Mulberry: good and bad
Silkworm( mulberry tree) is a plant of the Tutov family that came to us from the Middle East.There are 16 kinds of mulberry.Iran, Afghanistan appreciate mulberry and plant it in almost every yard.Black and white berries are widely used in cooking.They cook jam, compote, add pies to stuffing, decorate cakes.Some even bake bread from mulberry, use it as a natural dye.
Interesting! In the East, mulberry is considered sacred and is called its "tree of life".The bark of the mulberry tree is used as a material for making amulets.
But most of all the "tree of life" is valued for the incredible taste of berries.They are not only juicy, fleshy, but also useful.Many people have long been using mulberry as a medicine for many diseases.
Properties and Composition
Nutritional information 100 g:
- Caloric value: 50,4 kCal
- Proteins: 0,7 gr
- Carbohydrates: 12,7 gr
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- Dietary fiber: 1.6 g
- Organic acids: 1.2 g
- Water: 82.7 g
- Mono and disaccharides: 12 g
- Ash: 0.9 g
- Vitamin PP: 0,8 mg
- Beta-carotene: 0.02 mg
- Vitamin A( RE): 3.3333 μg
- Vitamin B1( thiamine): 0.04 mg
- Vitamin B2Riboflavin): 0.02 mg
- Vitamin C: 10 mg
- Vitamin PP( Niacin equivalent): 0.9162 mg
- Calcium: 24 mg
- Magnesium: 51 mg
- Sodium: 16 mg
- Potassium: 350 mg
Silkworm surprises with its richness of composition. Contains many vitamins:
- Vitamin A;
- Folic acid;
- Vitamins B1, B2;
- Vitamin PP;
- Ascorbic and pantothenic acid;
- Vitamin K;
- Choline and tocopherol.
Not only berries, but leaves, have medicinal properties.The chemical composition is rich in thiamin, pyridoxine, nicotinic acid.Thanks to the availability of many useful vitamins and trace elements, it is safe to say that mulberry is a powerful natural remedy for increasing immunity and preventing colds.The mulberry is weak and has a diuretic effect.Therefore, its juicy berries are used for diseases of the kidneys, stomach and intestines.
More recently, the use of mulberry for weight loss has become popular.It is not only better than cosmetic expensive products, but also effective, low-calorie( 100 g. - 50 kcal), has no side effects and removes toxins from the body.
Important! Finished mulberry juice can be used as an anti-inflammatory agent for infectious diseases.
Among the microelements that are part of the mulberry, you can select calcium, iron, copper, beta-carotene, zinc, sodium and many others.The mulberry is the place of honor among berries for potassium.
Silkworm is a cure for diseases of the central nervous system: stress, depression, nervous breakdowns and breakdowns.Having eaten only one handful of berries, you will almost instantly get rid of insomnia.Also advised to use with physical, mental stress.
White and black mulberry differ from each other with medicinal properties.For example, it is black berries that can cure the stomach. The effectiveness of treatment depends on the stage of fruit ripening:
- Ripe berries have a natural disinfectant.They are used for toxic poisoning.
- Undigested fruit quickly relieves heartburn.
- Rare berries have a laxative, diuretic effect.Reduce weight.
Important! The maximum amount of vitamins is stored in the dried mulberry.Only to dry it is necessary under the sun, instead of in an oven.Of these berries is better to make a decoction or tincture.
White mulberry is used mainly in the treatment of acute respiratory viral infections, as it is saturated with potassium and vitamin C. Helps to get rid of the heat.Doctors recommend 100 ml fresh juice every 3 hours to stop the inflammatory process.The main thing, do not forget about different methods of storing fruits in the winter.
Frozen fruits also preserve all vitamins well.Used for making juice.But ready-made jam and compote of mulberry, not so rich in vitamins.When heat treatment of berries, a significant portion of useful trace elements is lost.
Interesting! Useful properties are not only berries of mulberry, but also leaves, roots, bark.
The leaf broth of mulberry treats bronchitis, pneumonia, pneumonia.Rinse throat with such a decoction will relieve pain with sore throat.For patients with diabetes mellitus is useful infusion of mulberry leaves.Helps reduce blood sugar.
Bark and mulberry roots are used for cooking tincture, which is useful for patients on asthma, hypertension, inflammation of the respiratory tract.
Despite the positive effect of mulberry in hypertension and diabetes, it can not be overeaten.In moderate use - heals, and eating it in large quantities, especially with diabetes, will bring harm.
Interesting! Silkworm in its composition has a strong allergen.Therefore, people prone to manifestations of allergies, it is contraindicated.
You have to start to eat the fruits gradually and slightly.If soon there is a certain discomfort, it is better to give up eating mulberry.
There are some limitations when using mulberry.It can not be eaten on an empty stomach or on an empty stomach.Do not mix with other products.It is also undesirable to drink the mulberry fruits with cold water, otherwise bloating and unpleasant sensations are guaranteed.