There are 24 species of the morus with about 100 known variations worldwide. The most common colours are white, black and red. Not because of the colour of the berries, but because of the colour of the flower buds and leaves. One mulberry can even contain different colours of berries, ranging from white to dark purple-black. Its shape resembles that of the blackberry, there are small berries grouped together in the shape of a cylinder. The size of a cylinder can reach up to 8 cm. Mulberries are best when they are a combination of sweet and a little sharp.
Our mulberries come from the Hunza Valley in Pakistan, where the fruit has been a source of food and life for the local population for centuries. The mulberry is eaten fresh in the summer, the dried variety is eaten in the winter. The inhabitants of the Hunza Valley are known for reaching high ages in good health, which is often attributed to eating raw, pure natural food.
The mulberries are harvested once a year, at the end of summer. They are picked by hand or carefully shaken loose on a collection rug on the ground. The berries are carefully separated from twigs, leaves and insects to ensure that the delicate skin is not broken.
In accordance with the Hunza culture, no pesticides or other chemicals are used in the harvesting process of the mulberry and the berries contain no preservatives.
Growing in the natural, unpolluted environment of the Hunza Valley, our mulberries are a source of iron, calcium and potassium. They are very tasty as regular loose fruit, but also a good addition to, for example, muesli. Most of our mulberries come from Pakistan. However, it can happen that the demand exceeds the supply. In that case we get a part of our products from Turkey.