Common questions and more!
Q: What is miracle fruit, where does it come from?
A: Miracle fruit, [also know as mysterious fruit, magic berry, or flavor berry] was discovered in 1725 by Chevalier des Marchais during an excursion to the plant’s native West Africa.
Q:What are the effects of the berry the plant produces?
A: The active ingredient in the miracle berry is called ‘miraculin,’ and has a remarkable effect on the tongue. It causes any sour food (food with a low pH) to taste surprisingly sweet for up to one hour after chewing the berry!
Q: I’m a little skeptical. Is this for real?
A: I was definitely skeptical when I heard claims a berry or tablet could reverse the taste of food. I was also a little hesitant. After I let my first tablet dissolve and I tried a slice of lemon, I knew I had to get the word out.
Q: Why would I want to try this? What can it be used for?
A: Besides just having fun and messing with your friends? Throwing a party, hosting an event, a night out drinking, making regular fruit taste amazing, dieting without added sugar, and enhancing taste for those who have lost it due to therapy.
Q: Will this mess up my mouth? Are there negative effects?
A: The berry was documented in 1725 but has been consumed for decades with not a single report of ill effects. Of course, if you eat too many lemons, your mouth will hurt!
Q: Is this legal? Will the FDA kick down my door in a mid-morning raid?
A: Miracle fruit is 100% legal to grow, sell and consume without fear of being labeled a felon. Miracle fruit however cannot be added to a food product and then resold (as a food additive.)