Synsepalum dulcificum……..yeah, it’s easier to call it Miracle Fruit.
This plant from West Africa has a berry that is completely organic, all natural, non-GMO and contains an active glycoprotein called miraculin.
When you eat this little berry, the miraculin temporarily binds to your taste receptors (buds, I call ‘em) to block the ability to taste sour flavors and even alters many other flavors in food like spicy, salty and bitter tastes!
The miraculin is considered to be a sugar substitute. And this little berry, my friends, could change the way we look (and taste) our food! Imagine…enjoying all kinds of ‘forbidden’ foods again! It’s true! Lemons taste like candy! Limes taste like a sweet orange! Can you imagine squeezing lemon juice into your coffee to sweeten it naturally?
WHERE CAN I GET IT?
If you are not going to wait and grow your own berries, then you can purchase it in a tablet form. This is the most practical way because the berries are freeze dried and then formed into tablets, which give them a longer shelf life. You can find them from www.mberry.us or even on Amazon HERE. If you buy frozen berries, do not thaw them unless you are going to consume them right away. Let them come to room temperature for about 20 minutes. And if you get the whole berry, don’t eat the pit, of course.
Also keep in mind that the effects of the miracle berry last approximately 30 – 45 minutes and varies with each person.
Here is a simple recipe taken from the Miracle Berry Diet Cookbook that I highly recommend if you are going to try out this berry!
SWEET YOGURT PARFAIT
1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or blackberries
1/4 cup granola
Combine the yogurt and lemon juice. In a tall glass, layer half each of the yogurt, berries and granola. Repeat.
When you are ready to eat, let the miracle berry tablet dissolve on your tongue and then enjoy the dish!
YOU JUST SAVED 144 CALORIES BY REPLACING 3 TBS. SUGAR!