Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Miracle Fruit

I have heard a lot of talk lately about an African berry, called “miracle fruit,” which contains a protein that causes the taste buds to temporarily (for about an hour) sense sour as sweet.

This means that after eating the berry, lemon juice tastes like lemonade, and a slice of bread might taste like cake.

It might be fun to get some of these for the next Potluck. There is a supplier in Miami, Florida, but I am hearing that the price is currently $1.80 per bean plus shipping.


Unknown said...

Are you coming to the Sac Food Group potluck? All the food bloggers are welcome, of course.

Where did you hear about these berries?

cakegrrl2007 said...

I didn't know I was invited. I will come if I am around, thanks!

I heard about the berries on a podcast and also on NPR. Pretty cool, huh? :)

Anonymous said...

Anyone can come. They just have to respond (RSVP) at the forums and bring a dish.

Anonymous said...

Hey Cakegrrl, great website! My wife showed me your blog... I have some miracle fruit plants here in Sacto. I had 3 plants that died from abuse - I left them out too deep into the cold season and died in 2005. http://photos.yahoo.com/sukidoggie But, I have two new plants that are about 8 inches tall and may fruit next year. You're welcome to try some if I can get it to fruit next year. Search on synsepalum dulcificum. Gimme an email sometime if you're interested. suki doggie at yahoo (squish it together and add a dotcom for the email address). Keep up the great blogs!

Anonymous said...

How did the miracle fruit potluck go in the end? If you need more miracle fruit, you can get them from http://miracleUK.info/.