Why is Miracle Berry Used By Diabetics and Cancer Patients?
Miracle fruit benefits low-calorie eaters. As a sweetening agent, it is recommended to eat before consuming other foods and drinks. For example, some developed low-calorie cakes for commercials come with citric acid ingredients. After eating a miracle fruit, a person can taste the sweetness of the cake despite having no sugar additive in the mix.
Sour foods can taste sweet with the miracle fruit due to its miraculin extract. Miraculin is a taste receptor that coats and contracts with sweet tongue taste buds. Hence, all acidic or sour foods will taste sweet for the next hour and a half. This helps cancer patients and diabetics as it can mask the sometime unpleasant tastes of the medicine.
Aside from Miraculin, the miracle fruit is also rich in Vitamin C, leucine, and flavonols. Some studies argue that the miracle fruit is not only sought after for altering taste; it also has antioxidant, antibacterial, and anticancer properties. Thus, miracle fruit benefits one’s overall wellbeing.
Miracle fruit plants often grow in West African and Florida, but have also been known to be grown in the Philippines.