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What are some possible uses of miraculin?

Obviously, many people would enjoy eating sweets without gaining weight. Because it removes the need for sugar, miraculin could be very helpful to diabetics and for those desiring to lose weight but having trouble sticking to their diet.

Miracle fruit growers also have reporter that some cancer patients seek out the fruit because they find it removes the metallic taste that sometimes results as a side effect of chemotherapy.

The U.S. Army has researched the berry, too, perhaps thinking the berry could help make unpalatable rations edible.
In Tokyo, The Miracle Fruits Cafe offers desserts with no more than 100 calories. On their own, they are bland and bitter, but once they eat the miracle fruit, the cakes and ice cream taste scrumptious to patrons.

One Japanese importer has found a way to freeze-dry the berries. Japanese researchers, in 2006, were able to genetically engineer lettuce to produce miraculin. If miraculin can be produced in more forms, it has a greater chance of having widespread use.

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