Miracle fruit, a new sweetener alternative?

I recently read about the Miracle fruit, scientifically known as Sideroxylon dulcificum. Miracle fruit is a small red berry that has an unusual property, for about a half an hour after eating the fruit, the person who ate the fruit senses sour tastes as sweet. This is due to a glycoprotein in the fruit called Miraculin. While yet to be developed into a commercial product, this raises all sorts of possibilities for low-carbers and diabetics. Imagine a small supplement that would allow to enjoy a sweet indulgence of say, a honeyed grapefruit without actually putting honey on it. Sounds great to me.


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