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Miracle Berries

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I read today in the New Scientist about “Miracle Berries”, seen below. Eat one and for twenty minutes or so sour things will taste sweet. Isn’t that remarkable?

A link to the NS article is below, and there is also information on Wikipedia.

Naturally I want to grow some and the seeds are on their way.


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SXR103 chemistry is fun (2008) :-)

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I remember trying these and some leaves of another plant that affected taste, at an OU tutorial some years ago.  I forget for which module. 

Lemons tested extremely sweet after chewing the berry or leaves smile


Richard Walker

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Fascinating, can't wait to try some out smile

Susan Murdoch

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That's one way to keep blood sugar down tongueout