The desserts at the Miracle Fruits Cafe in Tokyo contain almost no sugar and are unbearably sour, but come with a berry from the Synsepalum dulcificum plant _ also known as miracle fruit _ which make the sour desserts sweet to the taste, according to Namco Ltd., who runs the cafe. 'You could eat a whole lemon and it would taste sweet,' Namco spokesman Yuko Tsukui said of the berries, which accompany desserts on the cafe's menu _ all of which have less than 100 calories, or one-fifth that of normal cakes and puddings. 

Found in Western Africa, miracle berries contain the protein miraculin, which stimulates the tongue's taste buds and makes sour food and drinks taste sweet. Though discovered centuries ago, miracle berries have not been widely marketed because they are easily perishable. But a Japanese supplier recently developed a way to freeze-dry the fruit, allowing for a stable supply of the berries.

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Would you ever try `Miracle Fruit` to help you lose weight?
The desserts at the Miracle Fruits Cafe in Tokyo contain almost no sugar and are unbearably sour, but come with a berry from the Synsepalum dulcificum plant _ also known as miracle fruit _ which make the sour desserts sweet to the taste, according to Namco Ltd., who runs the cafe. `You could eat a whole lemon and it would taste sweet,` Namco spokesman Yuko Tsukui said of the berries, which accompany desserts on the cafe`s menu _ all of which have less than 100 calories, or one-fifth that of normal cakes and puddings.

Found in Western Africa, miracle berries contain the protein miraculin, which stimulates the tongue`s taste buds and makes sour food and drinks taste sweet. Though discovered centuries ago, miracle berries have not been widely marketed because they are easily perishable. But a Japanese supplier recently developed a way to freeze-dry the fruit, allowing for a stable supply of the berries.

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16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 11/30/05 - 4:57:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
It'de be worth a try for me.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 11/30/05 - 5:44:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, as long as it really is just fruit and not from animals.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 11/30/05 - 5:44:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes I would.
Mos def.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 11/30/05 - 6:07:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, i'm fine with regular fruit
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 11/30/05 - 6:09:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
yep why not?
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 11/30/05 - 6:12:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'd definitely try it, but I don't know if I could enjoy just "sweet", some desserts have a richness that can't be matched.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/4/05 - 4:05:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
I would try almost anything to help me lose weight.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/4/05 - 4:06:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah I'd eat it
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/4/05 - 4:07:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
Nah, I don't need it.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/4/05 - 4:15:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
Miracle fruit...

If you eat some fruit insteaed of stuffing cakes into your face, you lose weight. It's a miracle!

16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 12/22/05 - 1:43:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, to help my boyfriend lose weight
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 12/23/05 - 6:32:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes! I'd live on lemons!
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Saturday 12/24/05 - 4:50:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
Nah, because I dont need to lose weight.
but if I did need to i would.
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 1/4/06 - 6:49:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'd like to try some miracle fruit, but not with the desserts. Even if they tasted sweet, they would probably have terrible texture. Sweetness isn't all that makes desserts taste good.
16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/21/06 - 12:42:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
For some reason, it sounds like a bunch of b.s.
16 yrs ago - Tuesday 5/2/06 - 3:24:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
Would you pock your eye out with a pencil too?
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 5/24/06 - 11:14:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
out of it is this for real? no no really for real?
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 6/4/06 - 10:07:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
I would like to try that out..
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 6/4/06 - 10:08:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
Wouldn't that do the opposite?
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 6/4/06 - 10:28:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I would not try that miracle fruit, because I would be too busy dancing along to Richard Simmons exersize videos to eat.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 6/4/06 - 10:30:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
Why would that help you lose weight? I literally cannot concieve of any way that this has anything to do with weight loss.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/5/06 - 11:38:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/4/2006 10:30:14 PM Aburame wrote:
Why would that help you lose weight? I literally cannot concieve of any way that this has anything to do with weight loss.

I take it you didn't read the article?

15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/5/06 - 1:31:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I read the story, sour stuff tastes sweet, ok, so what?
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/5/06 - 4:16:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
So people don't have to eat sweets - they can eat a 50 calorie lemon and it tastes like desert.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/5/06 - 4:18:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. I'd lose wieght the old fashion way.

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