Miracle fruit trees are found in their native region of tropical West Africa. Synsepalum dulcificum is the binomial name of the more commonly known miracle fruit (or miracle berry). The fruit from the tree can be eaten fresh. When eaten, it causes the tongue to experience bitter and sour food as sweet-tasting for over a period of 30 minutes to two hours.
The miracle berry can be taken fresh from one of the miracle fruit trees, but be sure to consume it immediately after picking from the bush. This is to ensure that you are taking it in its best form. It is, however, a safe idea to make sure that it is washed and cleaned thoroughly before taking it. This is to ensure that no microorganisms that can cause illnesses will march into your body due to eating an unclean berry.
Recently a company has produced miracle berries acim in tablet-like form, which can be chewed or simply left to dissolve on the tongue. These tablets are claimed to contain the fruit extract in its natural form. They make the tablets by keeping them freeze-dried right after picking them from the bush of one of the miracle fruit trees. After they are frozen and dried, it they grind it into a powdered form which is then compressed into tablets, ready to be eaten.
To keep its natural and fresh state, the tablets are placed in sealed blister packs of about 10 tablets and then sealed again in plastic or metallic packaging. Now it is so convenient – just buy it from the store or online, then take the miracle berry tablet. The good thing about these miracle berry tablets is that they can be stored for up to 18 months.
It is basically easy to take and use the tablets: just let one dissolve on your tongue like an ordinary piece of candy. Once dissolved, you are ready to eat any bitter or sour food for the next 30 minutes to two hours. The duration of the effect varies from person to person, but when it wears off it will have the same effect where everything tastes as they used to.
Some people wonder if you can overdose on miracle berry from miracle fruit trees or miracle fruit tablets. No known cases have ever been documented. However, as it is best stated, everything done too much has a negative effect. So the best way to be safe is to keep everything in moderation. In general, just follow the directions by the manufacturer and you won’t have a problem. Another important thing to do is to keep oneself abreast with any updates about the miracle berry. This will not be so hard since a lot development and research studies are being done on miracle fruit trees. With the fruit becoming so rapidly popular, information on it is easily accessible.