Mulberries are safe to eat. They have a tart flavor, and they are juicy. They come in three varieties or colors: red, white and black.
White and black mulberries originally come from Asia, while the red mulberry is native to the United States. Containing high amounts of vitamin C and iron, mulberries provide a boost of energy. They are also high in anthocyanins, which is the chemical that gives the berry its color. Anthocyanins enhance eyesight and ward off cancer and diabetes. Mulberries can be eaten alone or combined with other berries in a salad. Jams and jellies are also made from mulberries. When the berry is dried, it can be used for baking muffins, cakes, pies or cookies.