What is Monk Fruit Sweetener?
Monk fruit sweetener, or monk fruit extract, is a sweetener extracted from the monk fruit.The monk fruit is also known as "luo han guo" or the "Buddha fruit." Monk fruit has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine, and the FDA approved its use as a sweetener from 2010.
Monk fruit sweetener is created by removing the seeds and skin of the fruit, crushing it and collecting the juice, which is then dried and turned into a concentrated powder.
Monk fruit contains natural sugars, mainly fructose and glucose.
However, unlike most fruits, the natural sugars in monk fruit are not the main compounds responsible for its sweetness.
Monk fruit extract actually gets its intense sweetness from unique antioxidants called mogrosides.
During processing, mogrosides are separated from the fresh-pressed juice of the monk fruit. Therefore, monk fruit sweetener does not contain fructose or glucose.
Depending on the amount of mogrosides present, monk fruit extract can provide a level of sweetness around 100–250 times greater than table sugar.
Name:Monk Fruit/ Luo Han Guo Extract
Assay: Mogrosides/Mogroside V.
Mogrosive V 20% 25% 30% 40% 50% 60%
Part used: Monk Fruit
APprance: Yellow to white powder
Solubility: 100% Soluble
Grade:Food Grade and Pharm Grade
Extraction/Drying Method: Spray Drying
Why Monk Fruit Sweetener?
With many people now avoiding sugar, natural alternative sweeteners have stolen the spotlight.
One popular sweetener is monk fruit sweetener, also called monk fruit extract.
Monk fruit sweetener has been around for decades, but has recently grown in popularity since it's become more readily available.
It is natural, contains zero calories and is 100–250 times sweeter than sugar. It is also thought to have antioxidant properties.
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