How Long Does Miracle Berry Last?
Miracle berry, also known as Synsepalum dulcificum, is a small red fruit native to West Africa. It contains a glycoprotein called miraculin that binds to the tongue’s taste buds and alters the way sour foods taste. This effect can last up to an hour or more.
Storage and Shelf Life
Miracle berry is available in fresh, frozen, freeze-dried, and tablet form. Fresh miracle berries should be stored in the refrigerator and will last for up to two weeks. Frozen miracle berries can be stored in the freezer for up to six months. Freeze-dried miracle berries have a shelf life of one year when stored in a cool, dry place. Miracle berry tablets have a shelf life of two years when stored in a cool, dry place.
Effects of Miracle Berry
The effects of miracle berry can last up to an hour or more after consumption. During this time, sour foods will taste sweet due to the binding of miraculin with the tongue’s taste buds. After the effects wear off, the taste buds will return to their normal state.