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Originally Posted by Boyboyd View Post
I could have sworn the miracle berry was in pokemon...
You eat pokemon?
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post #12 of 54
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They've had this for sale at ThinkGeek (and I'm sure among other places) for a while.

The only thing that concerns me is your natural reaction to food should qualify what is edible and 'healthy'.
I'm glad you put, healthy, in quotes. If I judged what was healthy by my natural reaction I would eat only sugar and fat.

I would never eat vegetables or medicine.

On that note, imagine using this stuff to make really awful tasting medicine taste great! I'm about to use this idea and open a children's medicine company.
    
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A lot of foods that are healthy for you, people don't want to eat because they don't like the taste. So this helps.
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What is this, Pokemon?
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I'm glad you put, healthy, in quotes. If I judged what was healthy by my natural reaction I would eat only sugar and fat.

I would never eat vegetables or medicine.
Once you actually eat food that isn't engineered to be deceptive to your taste you'll feel a lot better. Most of the food you outline doesn't exist in a natural environment in the typical quantities we consume.
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Now fast food won't even have to use 'food', it'll just be crap with berries.
wow...yea this seriously concerns me.
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post #17 of 54
lol your all forgetting how hard it is to grow these damn berries.

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The plant is a shrub that grows up to 20 feet (6.1 m) high in its native habitat, but does not usually grow higher than ten feet in cultivation. The plant grows best in soils with a pH as low as 4.5 to 5.8, in an environment free from frost and in partial shade with high humidity.

Shelf-life of the fresh fruit is only 2–3 days.[citation needed] Because miraculin is denatured by heating, for commercial use the pulp must be preserved without heating.[citation needed] Freeze-dried pulp is available in granules or in tablets, and has a shelf-life of 10 to 18 months.
Very short self life, so the darn things has to be frozen immediately.
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post #18 of 54
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Once you actually eat food that isn't engineered to be deceptive to your taste you'll feel a lot better. Most of the food you outline doesn't exist in a natural environment in the typical quantities we consume.
Fruit and dead animals have plenty of sugar and fat in huge quantities. Engineered or not.

Whatever health crap you are eating has made you foolish.
    
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post #19 of 54
I'm sure you're just going to go eat a stalk of cane sugar.
Go kill something yourself, it won't taste nearly as good. Then ponder why this is.
Also a difference between sucrose and fructose.

Thanks for the condescending attitude, though.
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This is awesome! I can now eat healthy but meh tasting foods without any displeasure!
     
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