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Synsepalum dulcificum, more commonly known as the miracle berry, is a red berry native to tropical West Africa that has the unique ability to enhance the flavor of foods, particularly those that are dull or sour in taste. The berry has been used for centuries for a variety of purposes, from “flavor tripping” to maintain a healthy weight and more. While the berry itself has a mellow flavor, the flavor of foods you consume afterward will surprise you! The miracle berry causes foods that would usually be sour to taste deliciously sweet. The miraculous effects of this berry can be attributed to a protein known as miraculin, which binds strongly to the receptors found on the human tongue. This extraordinary protein changes shape when exposed to acids, effectively changing the way the receptors on our tongue respond to these acids. As a result, miraculin rewires the sweet receptors to identify acids as sweet instead, confusing your taste buds! So what should you eat with mberry (miracle fruit) ? Let’s discuss some of the best options. 

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1. Citrus Fruit

Citrus fruits are infamous for their extremely sour taste. A large portion of lemons and limes tends to cause the natural reaction of a puckered face, which is why these are typically squeezed over other foods for added flavor rather than consumed whole. So who would have thought that eating a lemon by itself could be enjoyable? Those who are familiar with the miracle berry! The normally sour taste of a citrus fruit such as a lemon will instead taste like a burst of sugar! Whether you are looking to complete the brave task of biting into a lemon at a flavor tripping party, or simply looking to turn a drizzle of lime over a salad into a deliciously sweet meal, the mBerry is for you! Your taste buds will not recognize the citrus for what it is, and will register as a euphoric explosion of sweetness. For example, 1 ounce of lemon juice mixed with 4 ounces water, will taste like sweet lemonade without adding any sugar and honey. 

2. Dill Pickles

I think we can all agree that pickles seem to be one of those foods that you either absolutely love or absolutely hate. Some love the bitterness/sour of the vegetable while others refuse to eat a sandwich with a singular pickle on there! Perhaps their minds could be changed if they tried a pickle after allowing the miracle berry to take effect. The bitterness/sour of the pickle will be covered by the sweet burst, completely altering the experience of consuming a pickle. Give it a try!

3. Cherry Tomatoes

Tomatoes are mildly sweet, but do not add a considerable amount of flavor to most foods. They generally serve as a topping or an add on to a dish, but are rarely consumed by themselves because they are relatively mild in flavor. However, this will all change if tomato consumption is preceded by miracle berry consumption! The softly sweet flavor of the cherry tomato will be enhanced, making an ordinarily simple snack a deliciously sweet treat.

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4. Salt and Vinegar Chips

Vinegar is perhaps the thing that comes to mind first when someone considers strong sour tastes. The flavor tends to be used with moderation, as the flavor can be very overwhelmingly sour and bitter. For this very reason, salt and vinegar chips are one of the most surprising things to eat after a miracle berry, as the flavor is not only enhanced but completely flipped! Chips that would usually be highly salty and sour will taste like sweet! Give it a shot and you won’t believe the results, your taste buds will thank you. 

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5. Vinegar Shots (Seriously!)

As mentioned above, the flavor of vinegar sees a huge turnaround with the addition of a miracle berry. As an extremely strong sour taste, it is the biggest contrast with its original flavor. If you gave the salt and vinegar chips suggestion a try and enjoyed it, consider taking things to the next step! A shot of vinegar that would typically cause your face to pucker will instead taste like a shot of sugar water. The flavor will be sweet, and not harsh as you would expect. Do keep in mind, just because the flavor deceives you, you should use caution not to consume much larger quantities of vinegar than you usually would. However, a dash of vinegar could make a healthy salad seem delicious, making it the perfect option for those looking to maintain a healthy weight without sacrificing flavor! For example, if you drink “apple cider vinegar”, try 1 ounce of apple cider vinegar with 4 ounces of water transforming a normally hard drink to consume and turning it into a sweet delight weight control drink without added sugars.

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6. Aged, Flavored and Best Cheeses 

Cheese is one of those foods that everyone enjoys, but struggles to eat in large quantities. Their flavor can be very strong and even overwhelming. With the miracle berry, things will be much different! Some have compared the consumption of their favorite cheeses such as goat cheese or gorgonzola to a sweet cream cheese frosting! Instead of having an appetizer platter, main course, and dessert, your appetizer CAN taste like dessert! A simple cheese platter will be almost like a decadent dessert. For more examples of great cheeses to try, check out this link: 10 Best Cheese from Around the World 

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7. Hot Sauce

Some people are simply built to handle spicy food over others. And if you’re one of the unlucky ones who is extremely sensitive to even a small level of spice, you’ve probably felt disappointed at times that you couldn’t enjoy certain foods! Looking for a simple solution? Miracle berry! The consumption of a tablet will mellow out a spicy dish, making it more palatable and enjoyable. So if you want to add hot sauce to your noodles or order that spicy Indian dish you’ve been eyeing, the miracle berry has got your back! Expand your palate, and better yet, actually enjoy doing so! 

8. Broccoli

While the miracle berry can enhance the flavor of foods you already enjoy, it can also make foods you generally dislike more bearable! A common use for miracle berry tablets is for weight loss or diabetes; many people want to lead a healthier lifestyle but struggle to sacrifice certain flavors in their diet. Let’s be honest, everyone needs a sugar fix sometimes. That is what makes the miracle berry so perfect! Broccoli will be indistinguishable from a vegetable, and instead will taste like it has been coated in honey! You simply cannot beat that two in one: eating healthy food that tastes like a treat! Simply sprinkle a little bit of lemon juice on the broccoli before steaming, creating a dish you can not get enough of. 

9. Guinness-Beer

Guinness beer is known for its malty sweetness and hoppy bitterness. It is a famous stout beer, a favorite among many, but has also been flagged as an acquired taste that not all seem to enjoy. For some, the bitterness overpowers the sweet notes of the malt flavor, making the dark beer to strong for many. Yet with the consumption of a miracle berry tablet, Guiness will become a fan favorite! The active protein in the tablet will mask the hoppy bitterness, rounding out the sweet undertones of the beer alone to create a perfect combination! Some have compared the flavor to that of an iced coffee. Before you rule out Guinness, give it a try after eating a miracle berry. Warning: Please drink responsibly, no underage drinking. Please do not drink and drive. Know your limit and seek help should you need it. Mberry does not recommend that people who do not drink alcohol start drinking for any reason. For more information on drinking responsibly , check out the following: Responsible Drinking  &  Drinking Responsibly 

 

10. Wine

Most people can say they enjoy how they feel after drinking a glass of wine, but not everyone can say they actually enjoy the flavor of wine. By now you can probably guess what we can do about this: miracle berry! The berry will work its magic on your receptors, lowering the acidity of the wine and allowing its underlying sweetness to shine through. Kick back, relax, and enjoy a glass of wine knowing it will taste like a delicious glass of grape juice! Warning: Please drink responsibly, no underage drinking. Please do not drink and drive. Know your limit and seek help should you need it. Mberry does not recommend that people who do not drink alcohol start drinking for any reason. For more information on drinking responsibly , check out the following: Responsible Drinking  &  Drinking Responsibly 

 

Now that you know the best foods to eat with Mberry, check out our freeze-dried miracle berries and Mberry tablets.

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