Synsepalum dulcificum

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Miracle Fruit, Synsepalum dulcificum

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The miracle fruit is a slow-growing shrub or tree with a height of 15 feet grown for its mild fruits that make subsequently eaten sour foods taste sweet.

Interesting fact: After eating one miracle fruit, sour things will instantly taste sweet. Eating even the sourest of lemons, one will taste only sugary sweetness. The effect lasts an hour or two.

The Miracleberry (Synsepalum dulcificum) is a large shrub with dense foliage clustered at the tips of its many slender branches. It is native to West and West-Central tropical Africa. This plant is best known for its red berries, which contain a glycoprotein known as miraculin. Miraculin has the remarkable property of modifying sour tastes into sweet.