Miracle Fruit

Miracle Fruit

Scientific name: Synsepalum dulcificum






Taxonomic Position according to Cronquist (1981)

Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Ericales
Family Sapotaceae
Genus Synsepalum
Species S. dulcificum

Miracle fruit

Economic Importance

The berry has been used in West Africa since at least the 18th century. The local people picked the berry from shrubs and chewed it before meals. It has been used as food additive.

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