MedSNAIL in Lebanon shows the use of this delicious wild fruit
The MEDSNAIL project's goal is to protect and promote local agri-food products that are strongly linked to the territories and their respective communities in order to preserve agrobiodiversity, empower local farmers and promote more sustainable rural development. For this reason, the Lebanese partner American University of Beirut has identified this product, in order to raise awareness of its qualities and benefits and rekindle public interest in it, while supporting small local producers.
The American University of Beirut presents the following product in the frame of the "Heritage Guardians" campaign: the Mulberry syrup: Mulberry syrup or “Sharab al toot” is one of the most traditional Lebanese beverages. It is a syrup which can be diluted in water to make a sweet and tangy beverage that is known for its invigorating properties. Mulberry fruits are generally consumed as fresh fruits, jams and juices. Mulberries are high in antioxidants which have an important role in fighting infections and inflammations. They are also an excellent source of vitamin C and are a natural diuretic. Although it is mainly used to make refreshing drinks, it can also be used as a topping on ice cream, cakes, and yogurt.