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    PeteSake
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    Has anyone tried this for dealing with sweet cravings?

    For those that don’t know, there is a fruit called ‘miracle berry’ which contains a glycoprotein called miraculin. When eaten, miraculin binds to receptors on the tongue causing sour things to taste sweet, for up to an hour..it has no sugar and isn’t sweet.

    I remember trying this a few years ago and I could drink unsweetened lemon/limeade and it tasted like it had a ton of sugar.. I even have some berries left from back then.
    I was thinking it might be a good option for Candida sufferers, however the chemical makeup has carbs which worries me..

    “Miraculin was first sequenced in 1989 and was found to be a glycoprotein consisting of 191 amino acids and some carbohydrate chains.” – wikipedia

    There’s also a similar substance called curculin but I’m not very educated on that one.

    Just curious if anyone has tried this or what they thought of it..

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    Pharoah24
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    I just brought and tested gymnema sylvestre powder, works exactly the same way. Was munching on an avo thinking it was like sweet butter! 👌🏼

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    PeteSake
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    Wow, thanks for sharing!
    I’m definitely looking into that one..

    Also, *correction*
    Since miraculin is a glycoprotein, it does contain sugar, at about 13% of its weight..

    “The molecular weight of the glycoprotein is 24.6 kDa including 3.4 kDa (13.9% of the weight) of sugar constituted (on molar ratio) of glucosamine (31%), mannose (30%), fucose (22%), xylose (10%) and galactose (7%).[” – wiki

    I personally found that 0.2 grams berry was sufficient enough which means that is about ~ 2mg total sugar.
    And I’ve read some sources say glucosamine fights candida..

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