Capparis masaikai

Capparis masaikai

Capparis masaikai, known as Mabinlang, grow in the subtropical region of the Yunnan province of China and bear fruits of tennis-ball size. The matured seed are used in traditional Chinese medicine.

They are also used as sweets: when chewed the seeds elicits a sweet taste.

The actives exhibiting sweet taste were identified as sweet-tasting proteins and named Mabinlins. They are highly sweet, 100-400 times sweeter then sucrose on a weight basis.

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