Miracle Berry Research
things you should know.
This tiny red fruit has the property to make other foods taste incredibly sweet or rather hide the acidity of foods consumed after having eaten the miracle berry.
Out of everything that exists in wild plants , it's surprising what surrounds us, they range from medicinal plants to the most violent poisons.
This fruit is rightly called the miracle fruit (name of the glycoprotein it contains: miraculin), it originated in West Africa and has began to be very popular in particular the USA and Japan.
The name of this small red fruit is synsepalum dulcificum, it has the property to cover the taste buds of the tongue, and can neutralize the acidity of a lemon and you'll have about half an hour to appreciate the sweetness (the effect dissipates after about thirty minutes)!
We already knew the feeling of freshness made by a mint by acting directly on our taste bud receptors. Indeed, menthol, which is present in mint activates a receptor which normally indicates a cooling of the skin.
The miracle fruit, unlike mint more is less commonly known, but as for calling it a 'miracle' it does sound over hyped.
The other properties of the miracle fruit (which grows on a tree that bears the same name, miracle fruit tree, miracle berry tree) are only beginning to be studied. Already, it could be an alternative to sugar for diabetics or as a natural sweetner to replace artificial sweetners such as saccharin and aspartame.