Strange Fruit

Read an interesting article in the Indo today about a fruit called ‘synsepalum dulcificum’. The red berry, native to West Africa, allegedly contains a compound that alters tastes in your mouth by blocking out the ability to register ‘sour’ tastes. Examples given are:

Once the pulp is swilled around the mouth and the large stone spat out, lemons suddenly taste like sugary lemonade, vinegar takes on a peculiar treacly tang and Irish stout tastes frighteningly similar to chocolate milkshake.

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