Dried Mulberries

dried mulberries

-photo from Nuts.com

Mulberries are similar to a blackberries and raspberries, however they grow on trees or large bushes, rather than on low shrub-like plants. We have several mulberry trees here in Boulder (even some downtown) and my boys and I visit them at the start of summer to harvest the fruit dripping from their branches.

Mulberries contain disease-fighting anthocyanins, the dark pigment found in other deeply colored fruits such as blueberries. Mulberries also contain resveratrol, a potent compound that carries anti-inflammatory benefits most helpful for people with auto-immune diseases. You can eat mulberries dried, put them in this delicious granola, or use them in your own custom trail mix.