thaumatin

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thaumatin

A 207-amino acid heterodimeric protein, produced by the African fruit katemfe (Thaumatococcus danielli), which, like monellin, is a sweet protein that binds specifically to taste receptors. Thaumatin elicits a sensation of sweetness 100,000 times sweeter than sugar on a molar basis, given that it has a greater affinity than dextrose for the sweet taste receptor.

thaumatin

a PROTEIN isolated from a tropical plant, Thaumatococcus danielli. It is extremely sweet to taste.