Is it safe?

Yes. Miracle berries have been used for thousands of years in their native country without any reports of negative effects. More recently, miracle fruit have been eaten by many people in several countries without any adverse reactions or allergic effects.

How does it work?

Although the berry itself is not sweet, it contains an active glycoprotein molecule, with some trailing carbohydrate chains, called miraculin. When the fleshy part of the fruit is eaten, this molecule binds to the tongue's taste buds, causing changes in taste - in particular, bitter and sour foods (such as lemons) taste sweet.

How long does it last?

The miracle fruit's effect lasts up to two hours but the duration depends on the amount consumed.

Where does it come from?

The Miracle Fruit plant, sometimes known as the Miracule Berry, (Synsepalum dulcificum) is a plant first documented by an explorer named Des Marchais during a 1725 excursion to its native tropical West Africa. Our miracle fruit are grown and picked in Ghana before we freeze dry them to preserve the miraculin.

What does the plant look like?

The plant has deep green, elongated leaves which grow in a spire-like habit. Its flowers are small and white and the fruit are ellisoidal. They are about 2-3cm long, deep red and contain a single seed.

Where can I read more about this amazing berry?

There are great pieces at The Guardian, the BBC, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal about Miracle Fruit and Wikipedia has a constantly updated article.

Is the miracle fruit known by several other names?

Yes, it is also called the following: Miracle Berry, Synsepalum dulcificum, Sideroxylon dulcificum, frutto dei miracoli, fruta maravillosa, fruta de milagro, Frutamilagrosa, Mirakelfrukten, Mirakelfrukt, Mirakelbær, Mirakelbaer, Wunderbeere, Mirakelbes.

Shipping FAQ


How is the miraculin packaged?

Our miraculin is hygienically packaged in clean sealed plastic bags to ensure its freshness.

Which shipping service do you use? Is tracking included?

Within the UK, we ship by Royal Mail First Class post. Once shipped, the package will usually arrive at the destination in 4-5 working days (depending on Royal Mail delivery time to destination). If you require Registered Delivery, please contact us.

All international packages are sent by Airmail and we have had no problems with orders reaching their destination. Orders should arrive within 5-7 working days of dispatch. Unfortunately, this service does not use a tracking number. Tracked international shipments are very expensive but if you require this, do get in touch.

If you will not receive the order during 1 month after it was shipped, than we will consider that it is lost and we will refund you or will send a replacement.

How long before orders are shipped?

We try to ship all orders within 24 hours of receiving payment.

What is your satisfaction guarantee?

Unfortunately, due to the nature of the product, we cannot accept returns. Miracle Fruit is a natural product in which the glycoprotein is always present, if it doesn’t work properly is not because of the fruit but rather the misuse of it.