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Apr 8, 2007 06:10 AM

Miracle Fruit

Miracle fruit or food engineering?
Take a listen to this interesting report by NPR Food and decide....

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

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    1. re: Sam Fujisaka

      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: Sam Fujisaka

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

        2. re: HillJ

          here is a great website on how to grow miracle fruit:

          this site lists sellers of the plant, seeds, and fruit:

          1. re: neverfull

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

            1. re: dolores

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

          2. re: HillJ

            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...

   Retailers for US

   and this is where i buy my miracle fruits from =)

            1. re: Steven977

              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.

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

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              1. 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.