Friday, February 4, 2011

Want to be sweet? Don't mix your Ziziphin with your ziziphus...

Ziziphin is a compound derived from the leaves of Ziziphus jujuba and possesses taste modifying properties that makes things taste less sweet.
Interestingly, fruit of the Ziziphus plant is similar to plums and dates and is extremely sweet.

Certainly most plant sugars are stored in fruit, but it is interesting that a plant would have evolved an 'antidote' for overindulgence of one too many sweet fruits.

I'd really like to try out both and experience the change in taste perception. 

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