What is Miracle fruit, and how could it be intergrated into healthcare?
During a visit to Canberra's Questacon, I sampled the freeze-dried berry then was able to enjoy a sweet and delicious lemon. What a surprise!!
This amazing berry, known for hundreds of years to transform the taste of sour to sweet has tried by cancer patients to counter taste distortion effects of some chemotherapy treatments. This effect is due to a protein called miraculin.
A Queensland grower hopes to expand production in order to offer their berries to a wider market. A short shelf-life means they either transport the fresh berries within 48 hours to the patient or investigate an option of freezing or freeze-drying the fruit.