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The Miracle Fruit, a Tease for the Taste Buds

The miracle fruit, Synsepalum dulcificum, is native to West Africa and has been known to Westerners since the 18th century. The cause of the reaction is a protein called miraculin, which binds with the taste buds and acts as a sweetness inducer when it comes in contact with acids, according to a scientist who has studied the fruit, Linda Bartoshuk at the University of Florida’s Center for Smell and Taste. Dr. Bartoshuk said she did not know of any dangers associated with eating miracle…

from Taste of Home

Lemon-Yogurt Tea Cakes

from Diethood

Lemon Cookies

Lemon Cookies. Baking the thin slices softens the rind. Mmmm! Perfect for tea time!

Fruit Salsa with Baked Cinnamon Chips (This was so good, and I left the sugar out of the salsa.) 2 kiwis, peeled and diced 2 Golden Delicious apples - peeled, cored and diced 8 ounces raspberries 1 (16 oz) carton of strawberries, diced 2 tablespoons white sugar (more or less to taste) 1 tablespoon brown sugar (more or less to taste) 3 tablespoons fruit preserves, any flavor (I used strawberry) 10 (10 inch) flour tortillas melted butter or butter flavored cooking spray Cinnamon…

from Heather Christo

Meyer Lemon Drop

Meyer Lemon Drop "The Marketplace for Adults with Taste!" @LiquorListcom #LiquorList

from BuzzFeed

This Summer's Hottest Fruit Is "Witch Fingers"

These strange grapes, which are apparently very sweet and juicy, were developed by a specialty vineyard in California called Grapery. | This Summer's Hottest Fruit Is "Witch Fingers"