Amazingly Healthy, But What Do Mulberries Taste Like?
So, you are wondering what do mulberries taste like and you are probably not the only one. They are very attractive fruits that look like clustered grapes. They are basically wild and grows easily, anywhere. A lot of people ignore them without knowing they are renowned for being highly nutritious and comes in many different varieties and color.
Different colors and varieties have different tastes, just like any other fruits, while some may be healthier than the others. Learn more about mulberries and see how you can add them to your diet!
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What do mulberries taste like?
Mulberries taste a bit tart. Yeah, well what does tart really mean, anyway? You hear a lot of people saying something tastes tart and you don’t want to sound like a fool but in your head, you are trying to go over all the food you have heard being referred to as being tart.
Yup, just like those tart desserts you might have had with your tea or coffee this morning. They are called tarts but they are not tart. Does not really make a lot of sense, does it?
When you say tart in reference to mulberries, what it really means is that there is a slightly bitter, slightly sour, and slightly sweet taste to it. Confusing? That is very likely. People describe the taste of beer as being tart, but they also describe the taste of lemon a bit tart, as well as any other fruit that hasn’t ripened very well.
You know what they used to tell you when you were a kid and they said that however something smells like is most probably very similar to what it would taste like? Mulberries smell like grapes and blackberries.
So they do smell delicious and appetizing. You will notice a hint of sweetness and sourness in its fragrance and your nose is not leading you on.
While they do taste like grapes and blackberries, mulberries tend to taste lighter. Some would call it bland especially if they are used to eating grapes and blackberries, which are more readily available in the market.
Nevertheless, you taste mulberries and you would feel like you are eating bland tasting blackberries or grapes with a different texture, usually characterized by a bit more gumminess compared to your regular berries.
Different ways to eat mulberries
They may not be quite as popular as other berries but there are so many different ways you can eat them. On the positive side, since they are not as sweet as their other counterparts, it is so much easier to eat more of them than you typically would of its tastier counterparts. Later, I will be going over the nutritious benefits of mulberries and you will agree that eating more is not a bad thing.
Here is the instruction
Here is the instruction
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Wash mulberries thoroughly and remove any remaining stems.
- In a bowl, combine flour, sugar and mulberries. Mix well.
- Place all mix into the unbaked shell of the pie and spread evenly. Place the top crust over and gently crimp the edges to seal.
- Using a toothpick, poke small holes into the top crust of the pie to let some steam to escape.
- Mix the glazing mixture together (milk and sugar).
- Using a grease brush, spread mixture over the top of your pie.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes in your preheated oven.
Mulberry pies tastes very similar to blackberry pies but are not as sweet. If you are not particularly fond of sweet desserts and would like something very healthy, then mulberries pies are definitely for you.
I will not be giving you a mulberry smoothie recipe since mulberries are very versatile fruits. Their light taste makes it very easy to combine with practically any fruit in your favorite smoothie.
However, because of the gummy texture of mulberries, you may want to try juicing it the first time you use it for a smoothie.
You should also note that mulberry stains are very hard to remove so use a juicer that is mostly glass to make washing easier. You can also use your regular juicer but remember to wash it immediately afterwards.
Mulberry jams tastes very similar to your blackberry jam, even a bit like your strawberry jam. It really depends on how much sugar you will be putting in, but it is definitely more nutritious. Since mulberries tastes lighter than either fruit, this is easier to the palate and you can even scoop it out and enjoy it on a spoon.
Jams are very easy to make and preserves your mulberries for a very long time as long they are unopened. You can store them in the fridge once you have opened them and it will keep for almost a month. Still a pretty good shelf life, if you ask me.
Here is a basic recipe you can use to make some awesome tasting mulberry jam:
What you will need
- 3 cups of mulberries
- 4 tbsp. water
- 1 and a half cups of white sugar
- Mason jars (sterilized)
- Combine all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil for just one minute.
- After letting it boil for one minute, turn the heat down and let it simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
- You will notice your mixture thicken and the bubbles start to disappear.
Once you have reached a syrupy texture, carefully ladle your hot jam into the mason jars and seal tightly. Be careful during this step since hot jam are literally very hot and will burn worse than hot water.
Use cooking mitts with very good grips to help you seal the jar. Let your jam cool in room temperature overnight. It will be ready to use anytime in the morning.
Fun Colored Mulberry Pancakes
Easy-breezy pancakes that are so colorful, healthy and convenient. This is one way for you to ensure you get something healthy even in hurry.
At the same time, I found this to be a good way to tempt my kids into eating pancakes even when they are too grumpy for in the morning. Kids love color in their food and I found this recipe as one healthy option of giving them what they want.
You can use your regular made from scratch recipes, or you can even use your pancake mix straight from the box. Use one cup of washed mulberries and gently crush them with a spoon in the cup. No need to be meticulous about this, it just needs to be crush so they will soften easily with your pancake batter.
Once your batter is ready, simply add your crushed mulberries and cook. The color will be taken from whichever mulberry variety you used.
The healthy benefits of mulberries
Mulberries are so very rich in nutrients that including them in your regular diet can only benefit you. While the taste of mulberries may be lacking to some people, knowing just healthy they are will make you overlook that very small detail.
Mulberries are a very rich source of iron, potassium, calcium, vitamin C and so forth. Honestly, mulberries are so nutritious, it will take me a very long time to just go over all the healthy benefits you can get from them.
To make it simple, including mulberries in your diet will help boost your immune system, help you detoxify as these little berries contain anti-oxidants that will help flush all those harmful toxins out of your body, and not to mention improve your metabolism by improving your digestion.
Ah huh, better digestion will also mean it aids weight loss. Another awesome benefit you get from mulberries is in helping you to prevent cancer, and even fight it if you already have one! This, of course, is thanks to the anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory contents of these mulberries.
Mulberries also contains nutrients that serve as an anti-aging agent. You get better skin with less wrinkles, good hair and nails. Isn’t that an awesome benefit? If you have poor eyesight, mulberries will help improve them, as well as keep them healthy overtime. It also serves well in regulating your blood pressure which is especially good for those who are suffering from hypertension and high blood pressure.
Mulberries grow easily everywhere. They may be milder tasting and not as tart as your regular blackberries and grapes but no other berry can beat the healthiness of this little, but so gorgeous mulberries. You may have been seeing them in your yard for years without really appreciating them but try out the recipes in this article for nutritious treats at home.
Let me know what you think in the comments and below, and share with your friends if you have found this article helpful. Happy, healthy eating!