Miracle Fruit, Synsepalum dulcificum
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.
|Common Name||Miracle berry, Miracle fruit.|
|Maximum Reachable Height||15 feet|
|Flower Colour||Creamy white|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow.|
Planting And Care
When growing miracle fruit indoor mist daily with water to raise humidity as it is a humidity-loving plant.
Water the plant regularly but do not let the plant sit in water or it may become waterlogged and may develop root rot.
Prune the diseased and criss-cross branches.
Miracle Fruit Care
|Soil||Well-drained slightly acidic soil.|
|Temperature||15-30 degrees C|
|Fertilizer||Fertilize the plant every 2-3 weeks with any organic fertilizer.|
Miracle Fruit Uses
- Miracle fruit can be grown in a pot as an indoor plant
- Miracle fruit can take to treat diabetes and correct chemotherapy-related taste disturbances
- In foods, miracle fruit is used as a low-calorie sugar-free sweetener
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