On 5 December 2021, the miracle berry (Synsepalum dulcificum) was authorised as a novel food (Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1974). For a period of 5 years, only the original applicant, the Spanish company Medicinal Gardens S.L., may place the novel food on the market.
The fruits of Synsepalum dulcificum, originating from Central Africa, contain miraculin, which modifies the taste perception in such a way that sour foods taste intensely sweet. Dried miracle berries may be used for food supplements for adults except pregnant and lactating women.
Further details, such as maximum levels and specifications, can be found in the Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1974 authorising the placing on the market of dried fruits of Synsepalum dulcificum as a novel food.