With the scientific name of Synsepalum Dulcificum, the Miracle Fruit is native to Africa’s Gold Coast. This berry is an integral part of the different cultures in the area. Miracle Fruit can not only be put on the skin, but eaten as well. When discovered by a French explorer, he found people often used it to sweeten their everyday foods like Kankies, an acidic cornbread and Pitto, a sour palm wine.
When eaten, this berry temporarily changes the shape of your taste buds and sends signals to the brain that sour foods are sweet. There is a glycoprotein in the fruit called Miraculin that is responsible for this effect. For example, lemons turn into lemonade and hot sauce turns into hot glazed donuts.
When applied topically, Miracle Fruit has many benefits to the skin. The Miraculin protein in the berry contains different acids and agents that protect, smooth, and strengthen the skin.
What Benefits Does Miracle Fruit Have For Skin?
Miracle Berry Extract possesses benefits for fine lines, dark spots, blemishes, redness, and dull looking skin. It is an all in one treatment because of the presence of palmitic acid, squalene, vitamin k1, linoleic acid, elemental silicon, polyphenols, and triterpenoids.
How Do We Get Miracle Berries
Miracle Fruit is a delicate and picky fruit. In order to thrive, the environment has to be perfect in all areas: humidity, wetness, and sunshine. With thousands of trees at our farm, each tree has hundreds of berries. With each berry, they need to be hand-picked and immediately put into production.
Once Miracle Fruit is picked, it will spoil in 24 hours. The urgency for production is very high. When the Miracle Fruit is beginning production, we must instantly get rid of the seed and begin to crush the pulp and create Miracle Fruit Extract. As our production is secret, it's a long, tedious process which makes harvesting and using Miracle Fruit a pricey endeavor.
Where We Grow Miracle Fruit Berries
There are only three farms in the world that can produce a consistent amount of Miracle Fruit. We happen to be the largest and top producer of Miracle Berries in the world.
We have over 37,000 Miracle Fruit trees spread over 23 acres in Taiwan. A high percentage of our trees are over 20 years old and provide a wealth of berries each year.
We take pride in meeting the highest environmental standards through sustainability and farming. Our farm is certified organic.