Thursday, June 5, 2008

Beans aren't the only magical fruit

Okay, so maybe that's not the best joke I've ever come up with. But "magic" fruit really do exist, and they have nothing to do with eating too much chili.

These little red berries are actually called "miracle fruit." Perhaps you've heard of them: ever since a recent New York Times article discussed how these little red berries are inspiring flavour-tripping parties in New York City, many miracle fruit farmers have been overwhelmed with orders.


So, what's so miraculous abut this fruit? It sounds pretty amazing, actually: swirl the fruit around in your mouth and for the next 30 minutes-2 hours, everything will taste sweet. Lemons will taste like lemonade. Goat cheese will taste like cheesecake. Sounds like something out of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, doesn't it?




For those of you -- like myself -- who want to sample miracle fruit, you don't necessarily have to shell out the $90 price tag that a lot of suppliers are charging. If you don't mind forgoing the actual fresh fruit for a lower price tag, you have a different option. Wikipedia mentions that freeze-dried miracle fruit tablets are available and produce the same effect.
Tablets can be found online, and I've managed to find some at a comparatively low price.

Click here to go to Ebay and purchase your own miracle fruit tablets for approx. $16USD (in Canada).

Photo source: Plantogram

Please note: I am by no means a medical professional, so I can't vouch for the safety of this auction listing. Personally, I don't mind taking the plunge.

2 comments:

Anonymous June 23, 2008 at 8:33:00 PM EDT  

you can get miracle fruit tablets, seeds, and plants at www.miraclefruittab.com . They have these products available in stock and ready to ship out worldwide

Anonymous August 29, 2008 at 3:43:00 PM EDT  

I got mine on Miracle Fruit World
Great quality, better priced than elsewhere and some really good recipes! Highly recommended! Enjoy

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