Is Miracle Fruit a real cure?March 26th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
“Miracle Fruit” turns sour things sweet” that reports the fruit, Synsepalum dulcificum, alters the taste buds so that food tastes sweet. The berry, synsepalum Dulcificum has the ability to turn sour foods sweet, making it a novelty at gatherings.
According to the researchers they say the magic berries is a help to diabetics, and patients who experience a metallic taste and loss of appetite from cancer treatment, leading to malnutrition. The protein called miraculin in “miracle fruit”, or “magic berries” could serve as an alternative to sugar.
The effect of rubbing miracle fruit on your tongue, or chewing it, makes everything taste sweet, for about thirty minutes – “miracle fruit” might be a good way to get your kids to eat their spinach.
Other names for miracle fruit are flavor berry, miracle, miraculous, and magic. The berries from Synsepalum dulcificum were first discovered in West Africa in 1725. The ability of miracle fruit to turn everything eaten sweet, including pickles and lemons, is thought to be caused by distortion of the receptors on the tongue.
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