Sugar Plant...

Gwenne F Lally scicomm at pond.com
Mon Oct 9 11:22:52 EST 1995


In article <atahualpa-0710952147490001 at cate0-18.reshall.uoknor.edu>,
atahualpa at eworld.com wrote:

>The guide ... told us ... if you ate three or four then whatever you ate for
> the next hour would be affected by the sugar and taste sweet. 

I'm unfamilar with the plant but not with the phenomenon, which I do not
think is due to sugar content. Artichokes have the same effect. For a
while after you've eaten one, even water will taste "sweet".

Does anyone know what accounts for this, and whether there is a potential
commercial application?

-- Gwenne Lally
scicomm at pond.com



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