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Miracle Berry-Magic Berry-Miraculous Berry-Flavour Berry


The miracle berry is a small red fruit originally grown in Africa which has extraordinary taste changing properties - it changes the taste of sour and bitter foods to sweet. Miracle Berry, Magic Berry, Miraculous Berry or Flavour Berry.

From Wikipedia: "The berry contains an active glycoprotein molecule, with some trailing carbohydrate chains, called miraculin. When the fleshy part of the fruit is eaten, this molecule binds to the tongue's taste buds, causing sour foods to taste sweet. While the exact cause for this change is unknown, one hypothesis is that the effect may be caused if miraculin works by distorting the shape of sweetness receptors 'so that they become responsive to acids, instead of sugar and other sweet things'. This effect lasts between thirty minutes and two hours."

Antioxidants: How do we know if we are getting enough to meet our needs? Well I suppose that would mean we would need to know about free radicals and the damage they do and how we can help battle them.

Then you need to know about polyphenols. Polyphenols act as antioxidants. The anti-inflammatory power of fruits and veggies. Educate yourself on your health, and get yourself into healthy eating habits.

Orac Scale (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity).


Foods High In Antioxidants.

The USDA developed this rating scale to measure the antioxidant content of various plant foods.
They discovered that a small group of "super foods" have up to twenty times the antioxidant power of other foods.

Have A great Day, and check out the Orac Scale.
TD

ORAC units per 100 grams (about 3 1/2 oz.)



FOOD = ORAC Value
Acerola = 70,000
Unprocessed cocoa powder = 26,000
Wolfberry=25,300
Acai=18,500
Dark Chocolate = 13,120
Milk Chocolate = 6,740
Prunes = 5,770
Agel EXO = 3,848
Pomegranates = 3,307
Raisins/Dark Grapes = 2,830
Blueberries = 2,400
Blackberries = 2,036
Garlic = 1,939
Kale = 1,770
Cranberries = 1,750
Strawberries = 1,540
Noni Fruit Juice (pure) = 1,506
Spinach = 1,260
ViaViente Brand Juice = 1,245
Raspberries = 1,220
Brussels Sprouts = 980
Plums = 949
Alfalfa Sprouts = 930
Broccoli Florets = 890
Beets = 840
Oranges = 750
Red Bell Peppers = 710
Red Grapes = 739
Cherries = 670
Kiwi Fruit = 610
Xango Brand Juice = 621
Grapefruit, pink = 483
Grapes, White = 460
Onion = 450
Tahitian Noni Brand Juice = 416
Corn = 400
Egg Plant = 390
Cauliflower = 385
Peas, Frozen = 375
Potato = 300
Cabbage = 295
Leaf Lettuce = 265
Cantaloupe = 250
Banana = 210
Apple = 207
Tofu = 205
Carrot = 200
String Beans = 200
Tomato = 195
Apricot = 175
Peach = 170
Yellow Squash = 150
Pear = 110
Iceberg/Head Lettuce = 105
Watermelon = 100
Honeydew Melon = 97
Celery = 75
Cucumber = 60