Introduction. Mulberry is the
most medicinally important plant of the genus Morus.
The mulberry fruit is used for many medical purposes. The species
origin and adaptation, plant description, foliage, flowers and fruit,
location, soil, and pests and diseases are summarized. Composition
of mulberry. The studies from different countries show that
the mulberry plant is rich in phenolic compounds, macro-elements
(K, Ca, Mg, Na) and micro-elements (Fe, Zn, Ni). Phenolic compounds
are found in all parts of the mulberry plant. Uses.
Mulberry fruit can be used for making jam, jelly, pulp, fruit drinks,
fruit sauce and cake. Mulberry fruits are rich in anthocyanins and
should be exploited for the industrial production of natural color
to be used in the food industry. Conclusion. The mulberry
plant is of significant biological importance for its antioxidant
and antimicrobial properties. Our study suggested the use of mulberry
as a potential health food, or important antioxidant carrier in
the food and pharmaceutical industries.