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Miracle Berries

During our trip to Sugarloaf this past week, one of our friends brought a packet of Miracle Berries. What are Miracle Berries? They are little pills that you let dissolve on your tongue. 192 more words

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Quito

We said goodbye to the friends we had made during our 8 day cruise around the Galapagos and boarded a plane for Quito. Luckily, we had one more day in Quito with our friends Anthony and Sarah (the English/Irish couple we had been traveling with for close to 6 weeks) before our paths diverged and we would be forced to go our separate ways. 1,185 more words

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Day 137 - Miracle Berries - The Taste Test Prompt

Miracle berries or Synsepalum dulcificum are a plant that makes sour tastes, such as lemons and limes to taste sweet. The berry it’self has a low sugar content but what it does contain is a glycoprotein molecule, with a patch of carbohydrate called miraculin that binds to the tongue and blocks out sour tastes, the actual affect lasts from half an hour to an hour, until the protein is dispersed by the saliva. 172 more words

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