Mulberry has been highly regarded by several indigenous medicine systems. Explore here the health and nutrition benefits of eating mulberry, apart from the fruit’s nutritional value.

Benefits Of Mulberry

Mulberry, found in subtropical regions, is a deciduous plant with good nutritional value. Its leaves are thin, glossy and light green in color, while the fruit is an aggregate fruit which is composed of many smaller fruits called drupes. The shape of the mulberry leaves could be quite different even on the same tree. Mulberry plants are fast-growing when young, but soon become slow-growing and rarely exceed 10-15 m height. The mulberry plants have been highly regarded in several traditional medicine systems. Regular intake of mulberry in any form would add nutritional value to one’s body and enhance health. A ripened mulberry is dark purple to black, edible, and sweet with nice flavor.
Nutritional Value of Mulberry
  • Carbohydrate (in the form of sugars, mainly glucose and fructose) - 7.8 to 9.2%
  • Protein (with essential amino acids) - 15% to 28%
  • Fatty acids like linoleic, stearic, and oleic acids - 0.4 to0.5%
  • Malic acid, producing sour taste - 1.1 to1.9%
  • Fiber - 0.9 to1.4%
  • Calcium - 1.8 to 2.4%
  • Phosphorus - 0.14 to 0.24%
  • Potassium - 1.90 to 2.87% in leaves, 1.33 to1.53% in young stems
  • Magnesium - 0.47 to 0.63% in leaves, 0.26 to 0.35% in young stems 
Health & Nutrition Benefits of Eating Mulberry 
  • Mulberry can balance internal secretions and enhance immunity. It promotes proper body fluid production. People suffering from body fluid deficiency could take ten grams of mulberry daily with water.
  • Mulberry is useful for the persons who use their eyes a lot during work. Regular consumption of mulberry strengthens eyesight.
  • Presence of nutritious elements like minerals and vitamins in mulberry helps in curing chronic diseases.
  • Mulberry is helpful for proper gastric juice secretion.
  • Regular use of Mulberry enhances appetite, and also improves the ability for digesting and assimilating.
  • Mulberry could be used to fight problems like chronic gastritis and chronic hepatitis.
  • Regular consumption of mulberry juice would be helpful in curing health problems like anemia, pallor, dizziness, heart-palpitations and insomnia.
  • Persons with graying hair can also get benefited by regular intake of Mulberry. Mulberry juice applied directly on head also promotes healthy growth of hair and blackening.
  • Nutritious value of Mulberry enriches the blood and in the process, soothes the nerves.
  • Mulberry could be helpful in promoting the metabolism of alcohol.
  • Mulberry helps in containing hypertension.
  • Regular intake of Mulberry strengthens body parts like liver and kidney.
  • Mulberry is helpful in treating constipation.
  • Mulberry is instrumental in eliminating abdominal distention.
  • Intake of mulberry juice after any surgery is restorative.
  • Mulberry is helpful in recuperating after long-time sickness.
  • Consumption of Mulberry after childbirth is good for women’s health.
  • Use of Mulberry keeps low cholesterol level in the body.
  • Mulberry can suppress mutagenesis of carcinogens.
  • Regular use of Mulberry prevents cancer of liver.
  • Mulberry is helpful in reducing level of blood sugar.

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