Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Psst! Wanna do some fruit?


"Carrie Dashow dropped a large dollop of lemon sorbet into a glass of Guinness, stirred, drank and proclaimed that it tasted like a "chocolate shake."

"Nearby, Yuka Yoneda tilted her head back as her boyfriend, Albert Yuen, drizzled Tabasco sauce onto her tongue. She swallowed and considered the flavor: "Doughnut glaze, hot doughnut glaze!"

It's all the rage now- 'flavor tripping parties' using a berry called miracle fruit to dazzle the senses- and, it's perfectly legal and harmless!

"The berry rewires the way the palate perceives sour flavors for an hour or so, rendering lemons as sweet as candy. Synsepalum dulcificum, is native to West Africa and has been known to Westerners since the 18th century. The cause of the reaction is a protein called miraculin, which binds with the taste buds and acts as a sweetness inducer when it comes in contact with acids, according to a scientists who has studied the fruit."

Read more, here.

2 Comments:

Blogger Trev Diesel said...

Ha! Far out!

10:39 AM  
Blogger Jon said...

A legal high? Finally!

3:01 AM  

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