Miracle Fruit

Miracle Fruit

Scientific name: Synsepalum dulcificum

 

 

 

 

 

Taxonomic Position according to Cronquist (1981)

KingdomPlantae
DivisionMagnoliophyta
ClassMagnoliopsida
OrderEricales
FamilySapotaceae
GenusSynsepalum
SpeciesS. 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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