EFSA has published a positive opinion on dried fruits (by lyophilization) of Miracle Berry (Synsepalum dulcificum) as a novel food pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283. The fruits have been consumed historically in Africa. Miraculin is the bioactive ingredient in Miracle Berry which causes sour and acidic foods to taste sweet. The ingredient thus provides an innovative alternative to sugar reduction in food and food supplements.
The EFSA Panel concluded that the Miracle Berry is safe for use as food or in food supplements at the maximum intake level of 0.7 g/day for the target population, i.e. adults excluding pregnant and lactating women.
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