How to Make Everything Taste Bad in a Very Instructive Way and How To Eat 20 Limes

posted by Dave Arnold In the 1880’s western scientists figured out that chewing the leaves of the tropical Indian plant gymnema sylvestre completely obliterates your ability to taste sweet.  It was known in India long before then — they called it gurmar, “sugar destroyer.” The active ingredients in the plant are gymnemic acids.  They don’t mask sweetness — they actually block the ability of […]