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HillJ Apr 8, 2007 06:10 AM

Miracle fruit or food engineering?

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/st...
Take a listen to this interesting report by NPR Food and decide....

  1. Sam Fujisaka Apr 9, 2007 07:30 AM

    It is a naturally occuring protein, not engineered at all.

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      HillJ Apr 9, 2007 07:46 AM

      Sam, I wished that the report had been alot longer. I'm intrigued.
      Where does one purchase Miracle Fruit.
      Do you have a link or more information on this ?

      1. re: HillJ
        Sam Fujisaka Apr 9, 2007 08:04 AM

        http://www.crfg.org/pubs/ff/miraclefruit.html

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracle_fruit

        http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/miracl...

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          HillJ Apr 9, 2007 11:56 AM

          Thank you very much, Sam. I'm on a quest!

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          neverfull May 29, 2008 03:53 AM

          here is a great website on how to grow miracle fruit: http://www.instructables.com/id/Growing-Your-Own-Miracle-Fruit/

          this site lists sellers of the plant, seeds, and fruit:
          http://www.miracletaste.com/index.php...

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            dolores May 29, 2008 04:59 AM

            But why would anyone, outside of the novelty, not want a lemon to be a lemon?

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              jgg13 May 29, 2008 01:42 PM

              Its used as a diet aid in some areas of the world, because it can simulate sweet flavors w/o providing the sugars.

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            Steven977 Apr 16, 2009 04:03 AM

            Well i too was very interested in this products. I don't know if it's going to be any help for you since a few months have passed since you posted your reply but i did just recently find a few new sites you could check out if you want...

            http://www.miraclefruitworld.com/miracle-fruit-usa Retailers for US

            http://www.sour2sweet.com/ and this is where i buy my miracle fruits from =)

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              HillJ Apr 16, 2009 04:18 PM

              Thanks Steven, I appreciate the reply & links.
              This past Valentine's Day my husband thought it would be clever to buy me "all red" gifts and the miracle fruit was one of the boxed items. We tried a couple of experiments trying the seeds out and found the experience very interesting. The fun is out of our systems now but we continue to share the miracle fruit with friends and family who doubted (as we did) that such food chemistry is possible. Thanks, again.

        3. pikawicca May 29, 2008 04:56 AM

          Yesterday's NYT Dining section had a lengthy article about this stuff, including sources.

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            tjr Jan 20, 2009 09:32 AM

            I was at a restaurant in Japan that was serving these, along with a plate full of lemon and other sour-fruit-related desserts. It was definitely a neat experience.

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              film_score Jan 20, 2009 04:12 PM

              It's pretty neat. To me it was as if you had poured a bunch of sweet and low on different things. It made things sweet but in an artificial kind of way...

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