Miracle Berry The Benefits

of Miracle Fruit Tablets.

Who doesn't enjoy food for the taste of it? Even if people don't admit it, flavor really is among the main reasons why people choose certain types of food. Apart from the nutritional value and health benefits offered by some foods, they really are more satisfying and more enjoyable when flavors are well blended together. Such is the purpose of the sense of taste: to help the human mind identify flavors and appreciate his food more, so he gets more sources of nutrition and energy.

However, even though the general public is always informed about the importance of eating right and having a balance diet, not many people watch what they eat. This is the reason why millions of Americans today are either overweight or obese. Furthermore, it can be apparent in most school-aged children that some fruits and vegetables are not exactly the crowd favorites on the menu.

The miracle fruit, with the scientific name Synsepalum dulcificum was first discovered in West Africa during the 1700's by a French explorer named Chevalier de Marchais. What's so amazing about these small red berries was that after you chew some of them, other sour or bitter foods you eat will taste very sweet. Synsepalum was found to be rich in a unique protein called miraculin, which was derived from its common name of miracle berry. Miraculin has the ability to transform flavor receptors on the taste buds, so other tastes that come in contact with the tongue are identified as sweet.

It was in the 1960's to the 1980's when a sort of hype on the amazing miracle fruit and miraculin was created. A certain Robert Harvey found that miraculin has the potential to be an artificial and healthier form of sweetener for many types of food, and can be highly beneficial to those who have diabetes. From here on, many people gathered in miracle berry parties, where they eat the miracle berry tablets or the berries and then taste various foods. Robert Harvey and his company, Miraculin also manufactured powdered form and tablet form of the miracle fruit.

Many blogs and websites on the miracle berry admit that foods do become more enjoyable. For example, limes and lemons taste so sweet, like they were fresh oranges. Cream cheese tastes like cheesecake, and even beers and wines taste like sweet fruit juice. Other fruits and veggies that taste much better after one eats the miracle berry are kiwi, cherries, broccoli, grapefruit, and even tomatoes.

Aside from flavor enhancement for purposes of enjoyment, why else should you try out miracle fruit tablets? According to health authors, the miracle berry can be a possible sugar alternative, for those who want to enhance the flavor of their food without the extra calories offered by sugar. Also, for patients who are taking special medications or undergoing chemotherapy, miracle berry is great to help them develop an appetite for healthy foods, as some drugs can make food taste bitter or metallic.