Black mulberry fruits are large and juicy, with a good balance of sweetness and tartness. This makes them the best flavored species of mulberry. The refreshing tart taste is in some ways reminiscent of grapefruit.
The berries can be eaten out of hand or used in any way that other berries are used, such as in making pies, tarts, puddings or sweetened and pureed as a sauce. Black Mulberries blend well with other fruits, especially pears and apples. They can also be made into wine and make an excellent dried fruit.
This product is generally considered the best tasting of the various mulberry species.
Dried Black Mulberries and their extracts are used as ingredient for baked foods while the fruit extracts are used in skin care products.