Sunday, July 22, 2007

Miracle Fruit Makes Sour Sweet


This sounds too good to be false: a fruit from Ghana that contains a glycoprotein named Miraculin, that tricks your nervous system into thinking that something sour is actually sweet. This could be a very useful ingredient. I don't know what the hell I would do with it other than trick my kids into eating grapefruit. But I'm sure that more clever chefs than I will find a way to make hay out of it.


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2 comments:

Jennie/Tikka said...

Oh poor, Ghana. The international business community will get ahold of it, force them to export all of it, and give them next to nothing in return.

Anonymous said...

tikka - actually, lots of suppliers are growing their own fruit like http://miracleUK.info/

Ghana's not doing any worse than it was.