How to Preserve Miracle Fruit


Miracle fruit is a berry that is native to West Africa. The name comes from its ability to alter your taste buds. After you eat a miracle fruit, everything you eat afterward is much sweeter. For example, you can eat a lemon like an orange and hot sauce as if it is mild barbecue sauce. Like any other berry, you can successfully preserve and store miracle fruit for long periods of time.

Step 1

Pour the miracle berries into a large strainer, and place the strainer under cool, running water for 30 seconds. Let it sit until the excess water drips out of the bottom.

Step 2

Spread the berries evenly on a baking sheet. It is best to use a baking sheet with high edges to avoid spillover.

Step 3

Place the baking sheet in the freezer, directly under the blower, and let it sit overnight.

Step 4

Put the frozen berries into Ziploc bags. Write the date on the bag with a marker.

Step 5

Place the bags back in the freezer. Use the fruit within six months.

Things You'll Need

  • Strainer
  • Cool water
  • Baking sheet
  • Ziploc bags
  • Marker


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Kenneth Coppens is a part-time freelance writer and has been for one year. He currently writes for Demand Studios, eHow, Associated Content and is the Indianapolis Craft Beer Expert for Examiner.