Friday, June 26, 2009

Synsepalum dulcificum

My younger brother, Thomas, is in town and we spent some time exploring the fantastic green houses at UW. I had heard the folks there grew a magic berry that made sour foods taste sweet. We asked them about it and luckily, the berry season was just starting so we got to take home two small, red, magic berries...from Africa.
Synsepalum dulcificum, the "miracle berry" has a protein that binds to your sour receptors making sour foods taste sweet.

We planned our own 'flavor tripping party' for us and Adam. We got all our sour foods out: pickles, limes, soy sauce, etc.

In the end, the effect was not as strong as we thought it would be. But we could still eat limes!

1 comment:

Hiedi said...

I've wanted to try those! How interesting!