Synsepalum dulcificum, Miracle fruit, Miracle berry, Sweet berry.

Synsepalum dulcificum, Miracle fruit, Miracle berry, Sweet berry is native to tropical West Africa and has been known to Europeans since the early 18th century. When the fruit is eaten following sour foods, including limes and lemons, the flavor becomes almost immediately sweet due to a substance called miraculin. Freeze-dried fruits are found commercially as miraculin is denatured by heating the the fresh fruit has a very short shelf life of only a few days.


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