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Miracle Berry
BOTANICAL CLASSIFICATION
Family :
Sapotaceae
Genus :
Synsepalum
Species :
dulcificum (=Richardella dulcifica)
COMMON NAMES
Miracle Fruit; Miracle Berry; Sweet Berry
USES
Miraculin, a protein contained in Miracle Berries, is used as a sweetening agent.
DESCRIPTION
An evergreen shrub native to western Africa, berries of Synsepalum dulcificum contain a taste-modifying glycoprotein called miraculin that makes sour foods taste sweet. In 2008, miracle berries received a huge amount of press, associated with novel "flavor tripping" parties.
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