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Is it safe to eat mulberries that are not ripe?

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Eating unripe mulberries in quantities may cause stomach upsets just as eating any unripe fruit may cause gastric problems. When fully ripened, mulberries are red or black. A white variety is also available. They may be used in recipes for any berry, such as jam, jelly and pies.

PREPARED BY: Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Food Safety Specialist, and Carolyn J. Lackey, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., Professor/Food and Nutrition Specialist, North Carolina State University (August 2004)

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