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Miracle Fruit Plants (Synsepalum Dulcificum)

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Miracle Fruit (Synsepalum Dulcificum): A Taste-Altering Wonder from Africa

Common Names: Miracle Fruit, Miracle Berry, Miraculous Berry

Botanical Name: Synsepalum Dulcificum

Health Benefits: Miracle Fruit stands as an excellent source of essential vitamins. It packs a nutritional punch with significant levels of Vitamins C, K, A, and E, contributing to overall health and well-being.

Loaded with amino acids, the fruit plays a crucial role in regulating various bodily functions. These amino acids contribute to the overall balance and functioning of the body. Miracle Fruit has been linked to the regulation of blood sugars. Its potential to influence sweetness perception may have implications for individuals managing diabetes.

The fruit's nutritional composition, including Vitamin C, contributes to immunity enhancement, supporting the body's defense mechanisms. With a notable presence of Vitamin A, Miracle Fruit may contribute to vision improvement and overall eye health.

Traditional Medicine Insights:

In traditional African medicine, various parts of the Miracle Fruit plant are utilized for medicinal purposes. It has been historically used to address conditions such as male infertility and cancer.

Cultivation Details:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 3-4 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate

Planting and Care

The plant thrives when placed in a room with a humidifier or with a clear plastic bag wrapped around it to conserve moisture. Misting daily with water or setting the plant on a water-filled pebble tray can also help with raising humidity. Requires well drained, slightly acidic soil.

Special Feature

They contain a glycoprotein molecule called miraculin, which attaches to the taste buds and alters the sweet receptors on the tongue and changes sour flavors to sweet flavors. Parts of the miracle fruit plant are rich in flavonoids and terpenoids, which may have cancer-preventing properties.


It contains an orange-red hue that can be used as a food colouring agent for sugar solutions and carbonated beverages. The berry of the miracle fruit plant is used as medicine. People take miracle fruit to treat diabetes and correct chemotherapy-related taste disturbances. In foods, miracle fruit is used as a low-calorie sugar-free sweetener.