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Miracle Fruit Health Benefits

Miracle fruit, is a plant with a berry that when eaten, causes sour foods such as lemons and limes after consumed to taste sweet. The berry itself has low sugar contentand a mildly sweet tang. It contains a glycoprotein molecule, with some trailing carbohydrate chains, called miraculin.


The miracle fruit, Synsepalum dulcificum, is native to West Africa and has been known to Westerners since the 18th century.


The fresh fruit can be eaten fresh within a couple of days, or it can be frozen and used as needed for up to one month.


The plant was first documented in 1725, when explorers in West Africa observed the local tribes picking the berries and chewing them before meals.


This fruit has been proven to be safe and is being used in many places especially Africa.


One of the downsides is spicy foods could potentially be eaten in greater than normal quantities which could create heartburn and other stomach-related issues.


Miracle fruit promises health benefits for diabetics and dieters, as well as cancer patients who have lost their sense of taste due to conventional medical treatments.


Because the berry is highly perishable, it is difficult and expensive to export from its native Africa. Luckily, frozen berries retain their sweetness-inducing properties. 


According to health authors, the miracle berry can be a possible sugar alternative, for those who want to enhance the flavour 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.


Miracle fruit has no known adverse side effects. Western civilization has known about the fruit for over 275 years; no harmful side effects have been reported.


Miracle Fruit is available in three forms: The actual berries, freeze-dried fruit granules, and miracle fruit tablets.

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