Miracle Berry History

Where Miracle Berries Come From

One of the earliest accounts we have of miracle berry consumption was around 1725. A European explorer, named Chevalier des Marchais, discovered that West African tribes were eating this miracle fruit as a primer for their taste buds before they ate their traditional dishes.

Dishes like kankies (cornbread), pitto (palm wine), and guddoe (oatmeal gruel), which tended to taste sour, dry and bland. But when the tribes people would eat the miracle berries just before, these dishes tasted sweet and full of flavor.