Our interests in healthy foods led us to organic farming, but that did not solve the problem of what to drink. Coffees and teas are not native to Kansas; they require fossil fuels to bring them here and can be produced in conditions that are not sustainable, healthy, or a means of fair trade for their growers. Having traveled and lived in Asia, we have seen the amount of pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers used to grow tea.
After searching for something healthy and sustainable, we came to the conclusion that what we need is something that already grows here, and that is mulberry, a tree that grows wild in Kansas even in our yard.
Mulberry leaves contain four to five more times protein than wheat grass or kale and a sap called DNJ (1-deoxynojirimycin), which is toxic to insects (except silkworms) so mulberry can grow without insecticides. DNJ has the added benefit of inhibiting the absorption of glucose, making mulberry ideal for dieters. Mulberry is also caffeine free.
Cold or hot mulberry tastes great.
Our mission is to tell the world about mulberry.