This little, red, oval berry definitely lives up to its name. It is best known for the spectacular magic trick that it can perform on your taste buds. Once you eat the fruit, any other sour foods you eat afterwards will taste incredibly sweet rather than tangy and sharp.
So after you have had a miracle fruit, you can bite into a lemon or a lime without even puckering one bit. The effect will wear off after around 15-30 minutes, but that still leaves enough time to try various foods and see how different and sweet they taste.
The plant itself is native to West Africa and grows into a dense shrub or even a small tree but doesn’t usually reach more than 5 metres in height. The fruit is mildly tangy and has been described as having a similar flavour to cherries.