Sunday, February 17, 2008
The Miracle Fruit
(No they're not beans.) Believe it or not, the little red berries shown above have a remarkable power. They can trick the taste buds like nothing else. Just chew on a miracle fruit for a couple of minutes, and lemons will taste like lemonade. Limes will be better than candy. Even blue cheese will turn into a delicious treat. That's because the berries can make all sour foods taste sweet.
It's been used for centuries in Africa, where people like to eat them before taking bitter medicines. In Japan, dieters like them because they make even low-calorie foods taste like dessert. They're hard to come by in the US, (for years they were banned here), but now you can order them by mail. I'm thinking of trying them out!
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