Miracle Berries
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During the 1970s producers tried to commercialize these berries, however it was not successful. The Sugar Industry lobbied against the commercialization because they feared that people would start replacing sugar with miracle berries as a diet supplement, since they create a sweet flavor without the calories.

Miracle berries are tasteless, but they have a sweet effect on sour foods. Limes lemons, and even Vinegar, taste sweet if they are eaten after a miracle berry. This sensation occurs, because an active glycoprotein molecule called, miraculin, attaches to the taste buds and alters the sweet receptors on the tongue and changes sour flavors to sweet flavors. This flavor alteration can last from five to thirty minutes.

Season

Miracle Berries are available the year round.

Gluten Free

Yes

Low Fat

Yes

Low Calorie

Yes