Vitamins and AntioxidantsAccording to the Fruitarian Foundation, mulberries are rich in vitamin A, potassium, phosphorus and calcium. In addition, mulberries contain the highest levels of antioxidants of any berries. Antioxidants protect the body from harmful oxidation of free radicals.
According to Dr. Ping Zhang, a specialist in Oriental medicine, the antioxidants in mulberries can clear dark spots from the face and brighten the skin. Mulberries regulate melanin synthesis, thus reducing dark spots and blemishes. She recommends eating them or turning them into beverages such as mulberry tea or a mulberry smoothie. Mulberry tea can be made by infusing the mulberry leaves in a pot of hot water for a half hour. Not only is it good for the skin, but mulberry tea is also used to treat colds, fevers, dry itchy eyes and sore throats.