Mulberry – Benefits and Uses

Mulberry is a super food that contains vitamins minerals and micronutrients.

All the parts of Mulberry tree -leaves, fruit, bark all are useful.


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  • The delicious and flavourable berries come in black ,red and white colour.
  • Berries are used for making wine, fruit juices , jams and canned foods. Are also eaten raw or in dried form like raisins. Mulberries contain 88% of water.
  • They are very rich in
      1. Vitamin C -which is good for skin health
      2. Iron -which helps in transporting oxygen throughout the body.
      3. Vitamin K – which helps in blood clotting and bone health.
      4. Potassium – which lowers the blood pressure.
      5. Rich in Vitamin E.
      6. Also used for flavouring and for natural colouring.


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  • Leaves have medicinal, culinary and industrial applications
  • Rich in antioxidants, vitamins, zinc, calcium, potassium, protein, magnesium…..
  • Feed for dairy animals- As grasslands are reducing and mulberry trees are hardy , perennial , fast growing and rich source of protein.
  • Food source of silkworm(Bombyx Mori)-caterpillar feeds on mulberry leaves (Sericulture) Mori Silk
    • Contribution – 90% of the total global raw silk production
  • Leaves are palatable -used to make tinctures and herbal teas.
  • Medical Benefits
    1. Combat Diabetes
    2. Reduce Cancer Risk
    3. Promote Heart Health as they reduce cholesterol
    4. Reduce inflammation


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  • Control atmospheric pollution.
  • Increase water retention in soil in mulberry gardens.
  • Network of roots dense ,so prevent soil erosion
  • Adapts well in desert areas.
  • Leaves have a high absorption capacity to assimilate air pollutants like chlorine, hydrogen, fluoride…..
  • Rural people – economic activities (sericulture, composting with sericulture waste, rearing livestock feeding on mulberry leaves).