African Fruit Alters Taste Buds

Berry Turns Sour To Sweet By Altering Taste Buds; A Lure To Scientists

At a party here one recent Friday, Jacob Grier stood on a chair, pulled out a plastic bag full of small berries, and invited everyone to eat one apiece. “Make sure it coats your tongue,” he said.  Mr. Grier’s guests were about to go under the influence of miracle fruit, a slightly tart West African berry with a strange property: For about an hour after you eat it, everything sour tastes sweet.  Within minutes of consuming the berries, guests were devouring lime wedges as if they were candy. Straight lemon juiceREAD MORE.

Author | Joanna Slater at jslater@globeandmail.com

Source | http://online.wsj.com/home-page

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About C. Rae White

I'm a proud 6th generation Detroiter, a creative who loves working with my hands and a fashion fanatic with a thing for shoes, bags and jewelry. I'm a family researcher who loves discovering the details of my ancestors lives. Thanks for stopping by!
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3 Responses to African Fruit Alters Taste Buds

  1. chocolate_matters says:

    Wow, this is interesting. Just imagine in the forests of Africa and South America there are probably hundreds herbs and other medicines that we have yet to discover.

  2. the_wordsmith says:

    It lasts just a moment in time – like manna from heaven.  A true "miracle fruit".  Nice find.  Peace.

  3. C. Rae White says:

    Soo right! God is good!

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