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Miraculous Berry
Synsepalum dulcificum (Schumacher & Thonn.) Daniell

kingdom Plantae - plants »  divisio Magnoliophyta - flowering plants »  class Rosopsida - eudicots »  order Ericales »  family Sapotaceae »  genus Synsepalum - synsepalum

Scientific synonyms

Bakeriella dulcifica (Schumach. & Thonn.) Dubard
Bumelia dulcifica Schumach. & Thonn.
Pouteria dulcifica (Schumach. & Thonn.) Baehni
Richardella dulcifica (Schumach. & Thonn.) Baehni
Sideroxylon dulcificum (Schumach. & Thonn.) A. DC.

Other names

= Miracle Fruit

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Distribution

west Africa

Importance

Contains protein Miraculin, which can change a sour beverage into a sweet beverage.
Author: Tomas HLUSKA

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