Miracle Fruit

(BAN, USAN, rINN)

Chemical information

Fruta milagrosa.

Profile

Miracle fruit is the fruit of Synsepalum dulcificum (Richardella dulcifica) (Sapotaceae). It contains a glycoprotein ‘miraculin’ with no apparent taste of its own but which is able to make sour substances taste sweet and to improve the flavour of foods. Its activity is reduced by heating.
Published May 08, 2019.