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What happens when you eat miracle berries?

Miracle berries cause sour foods to taste sweet, but do they have limits? The American Chemical Society decided to find out…

Found in West 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.

This ACS’s Reactions video, PBS YouTube hosts are given some miracle berry pills, along with lemons, Tabasco sauce, tomatoes and other random foods, to find out how miraculous this taste-modifying berry really is:

More information: Reactions is a video series produced by the American Chemical Society and PBS Digital Studios.

The American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society, is an NGO chartered by the US Congress. ACS is a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related information and research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences.

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