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Miracle Fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum)

Synsepalum dulcificum This is an attractive tropical shrub that produces pleasant tasting berries with an amaizing taste modifying property.

After you finish sucking on a berry, it will give all sour or bitter foods a sweet taste during the next 1-2 hours.

Eat a lemon afterward and it will be sweet as a ripe orange!

Because of this extraordinary property, it has been the object of many experiments as an artificial sweetener, to sweeten bitter medicines, etc.

It is already being used in specialty & diet restaurants in Europe and Japan to make unsweetened food taste sweet!

This small evergreen shrub is native to tropical Africa, and it usually grows to about 4-5 feet tall after about 5-8 years.

You can buy some Miracle Fruit seeds directly from the grower at