June 19, 2013
FEATURED PRODUCT: Mulberry Juice Concentrate*
Mulberry is any of a group of ornamental trees and shrubs that have small, round sweet fruits known as drupes. The fruits, also called mulberries, are white, purple or red. Each consists of a cluster of tiny one-seeded fruits. Mulberry flowers are greenish white and grow in cylindrical clusters that hang from stalks on the branches. The plants have oval or heart-shaped ridged leaves
White mulberries play an important role in the silk industry. Their leaves provide food for silkworms, from whose cocoons silk fabrics are woven. The chief kind of white mulberry used as silkworm food is the silkworm mulberry. Most silkworm mulberries come from China. Russian mulberries, another important type of white mulberry, are the most widely planted mulberries in the United States. They are sturdy shrubs that grow well as hedges, and so growers use them as windbreaks.
Red mulberries, also called American mulberries, grow wild throughout most of the eastern and central sections of the United States. Farmers feed their fruit to hogs and poultry. Black mulberries are grown throughout Europe for their juice, crimson-black fruit. The fruit is eaten fresh and used in making preserves and wines.
The ripe fruits of the black mulberry contain about 9% sugar with malic and citric acid. The berries can be eaten out of hand or used in any way that other berries are used, such as in pies, tarts, puddings or sweetened and pureed as a sauce. Slightly unripe fruits are best for making pies and tarts. Mulberries blend well with other fruits, especially pears and apples. They can also be made into wine and make an excellent dried fruit, especially the black varieties.
The mulberry is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. It is high in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Iron, dietary fiber, Riboflavin, Magnesium and Potassium. The nutritional value and health benefits of mulberries make them ideal for maintaining optimum health and promoting weight loss.
The red and purple or black mulberries contain high levels of Anthocyanins and contribute great Antioxidant potential. Mulberry also contains a key Flavonoid phytonutrient called Rutin, which is known to strengthen blood vessel walls, maintain reduced hypertension and combat hemorrhagic disease.
Encore Fruit Marketing can provide an excellent source of mulberry juice concentrate to help consumer products deliver one of the 5 A Day fruit servings, with high Vitamin C content and a refreshing mulberry flavor.
Mulberry juice concentrate is carefully processed from fresh, ripened nectarines to provide the essential fresh nectarine flavor and nutrition, in a convenient,
ready to use ingredient form for processed beverage and food applications. [Mulberry juice concentrate is an excellent ingredient to add a fruit serving
to your retail label for beverages, cakes, pies, pastries, sauces, jellies and other processed foods like nutrition bars and snacks.
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*May be available only in full container quantities (approx 40,000 lbs)
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