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Cantu Writing Miracle Berry Diet Book

By Anthony Todd in Food on Jul 25, 2011 8:30PM

A flavor-changing cocktail at iNG - the miracle berry powder is on the right.
It's a big day for Homaro Cantu news here on Chicagoist. It's no secret that we were skeptical about using miracle berries to feed the poor, but this is a potentially good idea - Chef Cantu, miracle berry evangelist, told the Sun-Times last week that he's working on a diet book based on the berries. Why miracle berries? Because it would allow you to eliminate sugar from your diet without loosing the sweetness.

As Janet Fuller of the Sun Times pointed out, "With miracle fruit in the mix, soda is merely soda water and lemon juice." There are going to be 150 recipes, including a low-calorie ice cream that Cantu says is "good enough to have at iNG or moto." Cantu also touts the promise of the miracle berry to help chemotherapy patients avoid nausea - he prepares hundreds of miracle berry strips weekly and gives them free to cancer patients. Is the miracle berry about to change the way we eat? Well, we'll see next Spring when the book comes out.