Synsepalum Dulcificum is the scientific name for the acim berry plant. This amazing bush produces bright red berries which change the way the human tongue perceives certain flavors. Sour (acidic) foods eaten following the consumption of miracle fruit suddenly taste sweet.
Sound too strange to be true? That is what I thought the first time I heard about miracle fruit. How could there be such a crazy berry that I have never heard of? I immediately added this to my bucket list as something I needed to try. It was some time until I heard any mention of this peculiar fruit again, when I did it was in the context of the berry in dried form. Perfect, I thought to myself, now I can try this out without having to ship frozen berries half way around the world.
I found a place where I could order the freeze dried fruit online pressed into little tablets. I remember being really excited when the box of tablets showed up, 10 tablets in a blister pack equivalent to approximately 25 berries. My friends had been eagerly awaiting the “Synsepalum Dulcificum” ever since I had told them about it.
I distinctly remember my friends’ reactions when they first tried the miracle fruit. Some of my friends were pretty apprehensive but all of them were excited. First we sucked on the dried fruit letting it dissolve on our tongues. It doesn’t taste like much and has a very slight sweet flavor. Once the tablets were dissolved the fun began.
Previously I made a trip to the store to pick up all the best foods to try. I think what I will always remember most is my friends’ reactions which ranged from sheer disbelief to exclamations of amazement. Things immediately turned into a free for all as everyone began grabbing food racing to eat as much as they could before it was all gone. Needless to say everyone enjoyed themselves pretty well. Lemons, Limes, and Rhubarb were some of the things we ate that had the best effect.
To host your own miracle fruit party is pretty simple. All you need are some miracle berry tablets, a couple friends or family and some sour foods which will go well with Synsepalum Dulcificum.