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Mulberry: Good for Silkworms, but May Benefit You as Well

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  • Mulberry is a large, deciduous tree that produces small fruits similar to blackberries and raspberries. These fruits can be eaten as they are or used as an ingredient in pies, tarts, muffins, cakes, milkshakes, cocktails, jams, jellies and wine
  • In some countries, mulberry leaves are primarily used as food for silkworms. They may also be brewed to make tea that may help manage high blood pressure or made into a decoction to help relieve throat inflammation
  • Although small in size, mulberries were found to provide numerous beneficial effects for digestive health, blood circulation, organs and tissues, blood sugar level and liver health

Mulberry (Morus) is a large, deciduous tree that produces small fruits clumped together, similar to blackberry and raspberry. It's estimated that there are over 100 different mulberry varieties and 24 Morus species, but these are the most common species:

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