A Berry Novelty

Magic berries, or better known as “miracle fruit,” are gaining popularity.  Glycoproteins bind to taste buds, altering the sour properties of foods to sweet.  The amount of time this “magic” lasts ranges from 15-30 minutes, with one hypothesis being that the protein distorts the shape of the sweetness receptors.

There are actually tasting parties surrounding this magical fruit.  The parties resemble any other involving drink, except people eat berries and then chug vinegar with lemon.  Hard to believe, but it’s true…  I can just imagine now: rowdy health nuts standing in a circle screaming “CHUG” and eating this:

miracle-fruit

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