LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--mberry, the miracle berry tablet that temporarily transforms sour or bitter foods to sweet, can now be a potential catalyst in solving world hunger. mberry may be used to make local vegetation, which is often unpalatable, taste delicious. This concept is the focus of Discovery Channel's exciting new show on Planet Green called “Future Food,” a new television series hosted by celebrity chef, Homaro Cantu. The episode is set to air, Tuesday, April 13th at 10pm EDT.
As a child, chef Cantu grew up homeless and experienced what it was like to go hungry. This struggle in his childhood became his inspiration to eliminate world hunger as a social entrepreneur. For several years, Cantu has experimented with the miracle berry and its ability to enhance the taste of bitter and sour foods.
"In Africa, where the miracle berry originates, it has been used for centuries to mask acidic flavors and make local vegetation more desirable," says Cantu.
In regions that are struck with poverty and/or disaster, mberry may be a viable solution in providing hunger relief by making unsavory foods edible and delicious.
“Every time I think we understand all the benefits of mberry, I am inspired to find out that there is more this berry can show us,” says Charles Lee, CEO of mberry. “It is pretty exciting to talk about a solution to end world hunger that involves this amazing berry. mberry is committed to Homaro's humanitarian vision and we have began working together to increase awareness of this important social cause.”
The miracle berry is expensive because of its limited shelf life and remains difficult to cultivate. To address this problem, mberry offers the miracle berry in its purest form by freeze-drying it into a convenient and affordable tablet. mberry is 100% natural and uses no fillers or preservatives, making it fun and healthy to enjoy. In his show Future Foods, chef Cantu demonstrates how making dishes out of cactus, flowers, and even weeds can make a delicious meal when paired with mberry.
“When people start thinking about how we’re going to stop world hunger, the last thing they’re thinking of is their front lawn,” says Cantu. “When you eat this berry you can literally open up the encyclopedia of food – my neighbors look at me like I’m a little out there because we eat weeds and things like that, that grow on my lawn.”
The show Future Food is filmed at Cantu’s restaurant, Moto, in Chicago, Illinois. The kitchen staff will be put to the test, making concoctions from common indigenous plants such as crawling thyme and transforming them with the help of mberry into delicious meals.
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