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What Is Miraculin?

Today, there is a growing shift towards living a “healthy lifestyle” which for many people means changing their everyday diet to incorporate more low sugar fruits and vegetables. But, for a lot of people, the shift is difficult since they are accustomed to a sugary taste palette. Currently, there is an active ingredient in a superfruit that can help everyone satisfy their sweet tooth and make a low sugar eating lifestyle enjoyable: it’s called miraculin. For many individuals who want a low sugar eating lifestyle, such as diabetics, pre-diabetics, and weight and health-conscious individuals, it’s a game changer for satisfying your sweet tooth without any added sugar or sweeteners.

This active substance in the miracle fruit supercharges the taste buds and tricks the mind to perceive sour or tart foods, fruits, and drinks as sweet with no added sugar or sweeteners. Wondering “how exactly does the active substance (glycoprotein) in miracle fruit, miraculin, work?” Here’s everything you need to know about this one-of-a-kind protein.

MiraBurst miracle berries

What Is Miraculin?

There’s been a lot of talk about the active substance in miracle fruit miraculin. It is a glycoprotein that is highly abundant in miracle berries. It is a natural taste modifier that activates the taste buds and temporarily tricks the mind to perceive all sour or tart fruits, foods, and drinks as sweet.

How Does Miraculin Work?

When miraculin binds itself to the sweet receptors of the taste buds on the tongue, it forms a miraculin-sweet receptor complex. When sour or tart fruits, foods, and drinks come into contact with the miraculin-sweet receptor complex, the sweet receptors get super-activated and signals are sent to the brain. The sour or tart foods, fruits, and beverages are perceived as sweet without any added sugar or sweetener. The effect lasts until the miraculin-sweet receptor complex is destroyed or deactivated by the alpha-amylase enzyme in the saliva.

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What Fruits Contain Miraculin in Them?

Currently, the only fruit in the world that contains miraculin is the miracle berry. Additionally, the MiraBust Miracle Berry is the most potent variety of the miracle berry on the market (a great source of miraculin!). The MiraBurst miracle berry can be enjoyed as either a frozen fruit or as a small, dissolvable tablet or mini square. The MiraBurst miracle berry tablets (or mini squares) are created by freeze-drying miracle berry pulp and compressing it into the shape of a circular tablet or mini square. The tablet preserves the taste-modifying benefits of the Miracle Berry, which is a highly-perishable fruit. Our tablets also contain no preservatives or additives, and they are non-GMO. Because the tablets contain Miracle Berry powder, they offer the same vitamins (vitamins E, A, and C) and amino acids found in a fresh Miracle Berry in Ghana, West Africa, where it originates.

The MiraBurst miracle berry can be paired with a wide variety of your not-so-favorite foods, drinks, and fruits, such as the following:

  • Foods: berry salad, yogurt, yogurt parfait (low sugar)
  • Drinks: yogurt smoothie, green smoothie with berries like strawberries, berry smoothie, lemon water, lemon water mixed with apple cider vinegar, sugar-free alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails
  • Fruits: any sour or tart fruit such as, limes, lemons, grapefruit, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, green apples, kiwis

Experience the Sweet Benefits of MiraBurst’s Miracle Berry Today

Now that you know how miraculin works, we at MiraBurst are ready to help you to improve your digestion, immunity, and overall health and well-being with our Miracle Berry products We will soon also offer Mini Squares and Freshly Frozen Miracle Berries—perfect for replacing unhealthy daytime or nighttime snacks with low-sugar alternatives.

We ship all across the United States, and we offer our products in bulk as well. Shop now!

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