Miracle Fruit Synsepalum dulcificum Mass Spectrum Botanicals

MIRACLE FRUIT (Synsepalum dulcificum)

$2.50$16.00

Berries are out of stock until this next wave comes in. The shrub is loaded with flowers and this will be the biggest yield yet. A Pre-order option of 5 berries has been added for this coming harvest which should be ready sometime around the beginning of May.

The mightily famous Miracle Fruit is the definition of exotic fruit. Once its Miraculin component embeds into your taste receptors, the primary effect is that sour becomes sweet. The more sour something is the sweeter it becomes. The effect is often referred to as “flavor tripping”. These plants are extremely slow growing their first couple years, but after that they pick up to a good steady pace each year. A rather rare feature of this one is that they will produce just about all the time assuming their climatic conditions are provided. Being from an African rainforest they prefer tropical conditions all year. They grow in the lower canopy and direct sunlight will burn them, so they prefer shade making them ideal indoor houseplant specimens.

The shrub here on the grounds is finally producing, and producing well. As this property didn’t experience a frost last winter it was left out in hopes it’d have a good recovery and get back to production quicker. Instead in December its only just finally going at it again. It has been brought indoors where it will remain until cold is completely over next year so that it will continue to produce.

ORDERING FRESH BERRIES:
This is a new option for the site, and shipping them is a new thing for the place. We can’t guarantee the berries will still be active, and at the moment haven’t sent out any to test, but with the USPS stepping up their game this year and making most Priority Mail parcels print with 2-Day shipping labels there’s a very good chance the berries will still be perfectly active assuming you don’t waste anytime in ‘dosing’ with them. This editor has found berries laying on the soil shriveling that still worked, although it most be noted that the activity is indeed notorious for having the most minimal of shelf life. In any event, your seed (one each in each berry) will be as fresh as possible (which should be planted immediately after consumption). The berries will be picked just before being mailed out at the end of the day, wrapped in special moist organic substrate and shipped Priority Mail. You’ll be paying roughly market price for the seed, with a real decent chance you’ll get to try it. The berries can be preserved by freezing, so shipping to the cold temperatures typical of most places this winter should have good results.

MIRACLE FRUIT TASTERS KIT:
Now offering 5 fresh berries shipped ready to consume upon arrival. Included year round are a lemon and a lime, and often throughout the year will include (when available in season) all between a Sour Orange, Calamondins and/or a few Keylimes. Possibly any other sour fruits we may encounter in the area (its sourness that activates the Miracle Effect).

Ordering Option:
1 Berry + Seed | 5 Fresh Berries | 1 Tasters Kit | 1 Live Plant Seedling

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Product Description

Guide’s:
Facts about miracle fruit – Fooducation
Growing Your Own Miracle Fruit – Synsepalum dulcificum by Putzer
How to Grow Miracle Fruit | Danielles Garden Blog
How to Grow Synsepalum Dulcificum | Home Guides | SF Gate
MIRACLE FRUIT History and Cultivation – RFCA Archives
What is Miracle Fruit? – wiseGEEK

Miracle Fruit in the Press:
A Tiny Fruit That Tricks the Tongue – NYTimes
How Flavor Tripping Works – howstuffworks
How the miracle fruit changes sour into sweet – Discover
Miracle fruit improves appetite in patients – TheGuardian
Miracle Fruit’s Trippy Effects Explained – Discovery
‘Miracle fruit’ turns sour things sweet – CNN
Riding a Flavor Trip – NYTimesVIDEO
To Make Lemons Into Lemonade, Try ‘Miracle Fruit’

Scientific Names (Synonyms):

Miracle Fruit Research Data Links:
Dave’s Garden – ExtensionGoogle ScholarPubMed.govWikipediaYoutube Videos

Selected Scholarly Medical Papers:
Differential sweetness of commercial sour liquids elicited by miracle fruit in healthy young adults.
An E8 promoter-HSP terminator cassette promotes the high-level accumulation of recombinant protein predominantly in transgenic tomato fruits: a case study of miraculin.
Pilot study of “miracle fruit” to improve food palatability for patients receiving chemotherapy.
From miracle fruit to transgenic tomato: mass production of the taste-modifying protein miraculin in transgenic plants.
Human sweet taste receptor mediates acid-induced sweetness of miraculin.
The HSP terminator of Arabidopsis thaliana induces a high level of miraculin accumulation in transgenic tomatoes.
Ubiquitin promoter-terminator cassette promotes genetically stable expression of the taste-modifying protein miraculin in transgenic lettuce.
A trial of production of the plant-derived high-value protein in a plant factory: photosynthetic photon fluxes affect the accumulation of recombinant miraculin in transgenic tomato fruits.
Contents of phenolics and flavonoids and antioxidant activities in skin, pulp, and seeds of miracle fruit.
Uniform accumulation of recombinant miraculin protein in transgenic tomato fruit using a fruit-ripening-specific E8 promoter.
Covering chemical diversity of genetically-modified tomatoes using metabolomics for objective substantial equivalence assessment.
Isolation of a 2-oxetanone from the fruits of Synsepalum dulcificum.
High-level accumulation of recombinant miraculin protein in transgenic tomatoes expressing a synthetic miraculin gene with optimized codon usage terminated by the native miraculin terminator.
Miracle fruit improves sweetness of a low-calorie dessert without promoting subsequent energy compensation.
Cysteine-to-serine shuffling using a Saccharomyces cerevisiae expression system improves protein secretion: case of a nonglycosylated mutant of miraculin, a taste-modifying protein.
Molecular characterization of a miraculin-like gene differentially expressed during coffee development and coffee leaf miner infestation.
Bulky high-mannose-type N-glycan blocks the taste-modifying activity of miraculin.
Production of recombinant miraculin using transgenic tomatoes in a closed cultivation system.
Miraculin, a taste-modifying protein is secreted into intercellular spaces in plant cells.
Single-step purification of native miraculin using immobilized metal-affinity chromatography.
The sweet taste quality is linked to a cluster of taste fibers in primates: lactisole diminishes preference and responses to sweet in S fibers (sweet best) chorda tympani fibers of M. fascicularis monkey.
Molecular modelling of miraculin: Structural analyses and functional hypotheses.
Genetically stable expression of functional miraculin, a new type of alternative sweetener, in transgenic tomato plants.
Microbial production of sensory-active miraculin.
Cortical representation of taste-modifying action of miracle fruit in humans.
[Sweetness dysgeusia in a case of SIADH caused by lung carcinoma].
Improvement of insulin resistance by miracle fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) in fructose-rich chow-fed rats.
Elucidating coding of taste qualities with the taste modifier miraculin in the common marmoset.
Sweet proteins–potential replacement for artificial low calorie sweeteners.
Taste in chimpanzees. III: Labeled-line coding in sweet taste.
Cloning and sequencing of a cDNA encoding a taste-modifying protein, miraculin.
Nature and regulation of pistil-expressed genes in tomato.
[Sweet proteins and sweet-inducing proteins].
Determination of disulfide array and subunit structure of taste-modifying protein, miraculin.
Structural study of asparagine-linked oligosaccharide moiety of taste-modifying protein, miraculin.
[Taste receptor mechanism].
Complete amino acid sequence and structure characterization of the taste-modifying protein, miraculin.
Complete purification and characterization of the taste-modifying protein, miraculin, from miracle fruit.
Effects of gymnemic acid on the chorda tympani proper nerve responses to sweet, sour, salty and bitter taste stimuli in the chimpanzee.
The sweetness-inducing effect of miraculin; behavioural and neurophysiological experiments in the rhesus monkey Macaca mulatta.
Non-nutritive sweetening agents.
A history of sweeteners–natural and synthetic.
Purification and some properties of miraculin, a glycoprotein from Synsepalum dulcificum which provokes sweetness and blocks sourness.
Sweet taste induced by miracle fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum).
Neuromuscular-blocking principle present in the berries of Synsepalum dulcificum.
Chemostimulatory protein: a new type of taste stimulus.
Taste-modifying protein from miracle fruit.

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Quantity

1 Berry + Seed, 5 Fresh Berries, 1 Tasters Kit, 1 Live Plant Seedling


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