My sister in law cultivated this mulberries plant in her garden. Morus or more commonly known as Mulberries are native to subtropical countries and we can also grow them in Malaysia. The black mulberries plant in China are famous for silkworm cultivation. The mulberries can be used to make cakes, jam, drink and pies.
It can also be used as food colouring. Mulberries contain anthocyanins, water soluble pigment which a powerful antioxidants. It is also known to be beneficial for fighting cancer, slow down aging, fight neurological diseases, anti inflammation, fight diabetes problem and has anti bacterial properties.
Some people believe that mulberries are good for the eyesight.
Mulberries taste a little sour and the ripe ones which are black in colour are slightly sweet.
My sister in law also planted other type of berries. Below is a photo showing the various type of berries I plucked from her garden. Can you identify them?