A fruit belonging to the berry family. The fruits turn pink to dark purple or black. It is about 2-3 cms long and has a sweet, tarty flavor. They get their color from a chemical called anthocyanins which is a great antioxidant.
In the local stores, look for fleshy berries flavorful and heavy in hands. Avoid bruised, bleeding and sunken berries.
Mulberries spoil rather quickly. Once at home, preserve them in a zip pouch unwashed, and place inside the refrigerator where they stay fresh for up to 2-3 days. To eat, wash the berries in cold water in a container (bowl) instead of in running water. This way, you avoid injuring them. This method also brings the berries to room temperature and enhances their flavor and taste.