If you’re in southern Italy you will hopefully encounter mulberries, on trees and in granita!
The Italian word for mulberry is gelso. One morning in Puglia as I was talking a walk, I came upon a huge White Mulberry tree. I chatted with the local men who were feasting on the fruit. They told me the tree is over a hundred years old. White Mulberries are a super food, so I joined in on the feasting.
Mulberries are rich in nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They also support healthy blood sugar levels,and the leaf can be made into a tea that helps with diabetes.
Or forget the tea and go for a champagne and while mulberry granita!