Monk Fruit Sweetener (Luo Han Guo)
Monk fruit is a small sub-tropical melon that has been cultivated in the remote mountains of Southern China for centuries. It has been treasured for its sweetening and medicinal properties ever since, used for centuries as a cold and digestive aid. According to legend, monk fruit is named after the Lou Han group of people who were Buddhist monks that first cultivated the fruit over a thousand years ago. In the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Luo Han Guo is considered to be a longevity aid and is associated with longevity in populations in South China that live for one hundred years or more.
The sweetness of the monk fruit comes from antioxidants called mogrosides. Mogroside V has the highest sweetness level and most health benefits including anti-inflammatory properties. Nature’s Ingredients’ Monk Fruit Sweetener has zero calories, is up to 200 times sweeter than cane sugar, does not raise glucose levels, is heat stable, freely soluble in water, pH neutral at low and neutral conditions and provides a clean label alternative for formulators.
With FDA Nutritional Labeling taking effect, all sugars found in products need to be identified. Having a healthy, sugar alternative is a priority for many consumers. Artificial sweeteners can be harmful to our health Monk Fruit Sweetener is a solution, providing natural sweetness with no after taste.
Nature’s Ingredients’ Monk Fruit Sweetener works with ketogenic, diabetic, candida, paleo, vegan, low-carb, low-sugar, non-GMO, and all-natural diets. Monk Fruit Sweetener is perfect for frosting desserts, beverages, jam/jellies, soups, salad dressings and many other sweet, sugar free applications that fit into our daily lives.
Nature’s Ingredients, Inc. is an industry leader in the production of high-quality botanical extracts. Our Monk Fruit Sweetener is naturally extracted from the monk fruit. Nature’s Ingredients, Inc. controls the cultivation and proprietary production in a process that is vertically integrated. Monk Fruit Sweetener is available in both USDA Organic and Non-GMO natural options.