Why Miracle Berries Affect Hot Pepper Sauces

A popular item that people use when they first test the effects of miracle berries and miracle berry tablets is hot pepper sauce. One reviewer who recently tried MiraBurst tablets and then tasted Sriracha sauce wrote that “you can’t feel the fire on your tongue but it will still hit the back of your throat. It’s pretty awesome.” But why would miracle fruit berries, which alter the tastes of sour and acidic foods, affect hot pepper sauces? Although peppers may taste refreshing and cleanse the palate, they are actually low in acidity; in fact, they generally have less acidity than some bland foods like potatoes. To understand why miracle berries affect hot pepper sauces, you have to know how the sauces are made.

The Ingredients in Hot Pepper Sauces

Let’s use a sample of popular hot pepper sauces to conduct a little investigation. The three sauces we’ll choose are Sriracha Sauce, Tabasco Sauce, and Frank’s Hot Pepper Sauce. Here are their ingredients:

Sriracha Sauce: Chili, sugar, salt, garlic, distilled vinegar, potassium sorbate, sodium bisulfite, and xanthan gum.

Tabasco Sauce: Fully aged red tabasco pepper mash, distilled vinegar, and Avery Island salt.

Frank’s Hot Sauce: Distilled vinegar, aged cayenne red peppers, salt, water, canola oil, paprika, xanthan gum, sodium benzoate, natural butter flavor, and garlic powder.

Looking at the list, did you notice something? Other than peppers and salt, the shared ingredient between all these sauces is vinegar. Vinegar not only adds to the taste of the sauces, but it essential in preserving sauces made from low acidity foods like peppers.

Now, some people may protest that miracle berries could affect hot pepper sauces because they have heard that hot peppers have higher acidity levels than mild or sweet peppers, but this is a common misconception. The heat in peppers is determined by the amount of capsaicin they contain and is unrelated to the vegetable’s pH level. Regardless of how hot a pepper is, it will have an acidity level of 4.8 to 6.0 depending on the age of the pepper and its type.

Since miracle berries transform the taste of sour and acidic foods like vinegar, the change in taste experienced by users when they sample hot sauces after eating the berries is not related to the peppers—it’s the vinegar that is cause. If you would like to experience this change in taste perception yourself, order some MiraBurst Miracle Berry Tablets today. We love to hear what foods people have tried after using the tablets, so let us know about your experiences.