In Ghana, West Africa, there is a fruit which comes with unique properties which have the power to alter the perception of certain foods. The fruit is known by the name miracle berry, and it has a glycoprotein in it called miraculin. It attaches itself to the taste receptors located on the tongue and further converts food which is sour tasting or acidic, into something sweet.
After learning about this fruit, Dr. Emmanuel Asare, a former internist tuned plastic surgeon from Ghana realized that he could harness the potential of the food for good. He thought about people who are struggling with their diet and those who are going through chemotherapy.
They finally figured out how the miracle berry can help them out. Asare also told Fox News that there are many people who don’t like which are quite healthy and highly natural. Without the addition of sugar, Miracle Berry can transform fruits sour and high in acidity, for instance, healthy grapefruits, into sweet treats.
Moreover, the fruit is greatly perishable, and Asare developed a dissolving tablet known as MiraBurst, which has a longer shelf life. To use it, one can simply put the tablet on the tongue, swirl it around and then finally let it dissolve. The berry takes immediate effect and lasts for about 90 minutes.
In New York University Langone Medical Center, Dr. Nesochi Okeke-Igbokwe is an internist, and according to her, there have been more than one pilot studies suggesting the effectiveness of the berry and more research needs to be done to see if it can help others who would prefer using it for medical purposes. However, it is always recommended that people should consult their physician before trying any new supplements.
The days of having your taste buds changed are finally here, and the best thing is it is readily available to the public. Called the miracle berry tablets, they can alter the taste of foods. The tablets come from a small red fruit which grows in Africa, as suggested by the mBerry website.
It has the ability to change bitter and sour foods to sweet. The pill works by blocking the taste buds which are responsible for detecting bitter, acidic and sour flavors. mBerry suggests that the fruit can be purchased on its own, but it has a short shelf life.
It survives only two days after it has been harvested. The active ingredient in the product is miraculin, and it begins to diminish almost immediately after being harvested. The product can be used by taking the tablet and letting it dissolve on the tongue for up to a period of one minute. With that, the taste buds are coated completely.
Once it has dissolved, various foods can be eaten to see the results. The effects of the tablet will last for half an hour. Due to the product’s nature, mBerry reported that it is beneficial for those people who are trying to cut down on sugar. The real name of the fruit is Synsepalum dulcificum. It was discovered in the 1700s by Chevalier De Marchais, a French explorer.
The plant thrives in warm, tropical climates and is also found in some parts of America and Asia. In the United States, the fruit extract was used as a sweetener in popsicles during the 60s and 70s. Sadly, the product was discontinued by the FDA since there wasn’t enough research on the health effects.
The fruit doesn’t have much nutritional value, but the unique protein called miraculin conceals undesirable flavors and intensifies the natural flavors of the food.