Monk fruit is a deliciously sweet fruit that can be used as a healthy way to sweeten foods and beverages without all the added calories of sugar. In Asia monk fruit is a traditional food where it has been used for centuries as a low-calorie functional beverage and food ingredient.
Where does monk fruit come from?
Monk fruit is grown in orchards nestled amongst the pristine mountains of Southern China where it has been cultivated for hundreds of years.
Is monk fruit FDA approved?
Yes, monk fruit is GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) by the FDA.
Does monk fruit use GMOs or contain artificial chemicals?
No. Monk fruit seedlings and fruit are GMO-free and monk fruit juice and extract contain no artificial chemicals.
What’s the difference between monk fruit juice concentrate and monk fruit extract?
Monk fruit juice concentrate is a natural fruit juice that is 15-20 times sweeter than sugar.
Monk fruit extract is 150-200 times sweeter than sugar that is supplied in a concentrated powder form.
How is monk fruit different from sugar?
Monk fruit provides delicious, natural, low-calorie sweetness from fruit, without all the calories of sugar.
How is monk fruit used to sweeten food and beverages?
Because monk fruit is so sweet, just a little is needed to sweeten foods and beverages. For example in a cup of yoghurt sugar can be reduced 50% by replacing 5 teaspoons of sugar with just half a teaspoon of monk fruit juice concentrate.
In what products can I find monk fruit?
Monk fruit can be found in Starbucks Doubleshot Coffee and Protein beverages, Chobani Simply 100 yogurt, Dole fruit bowls and much more. See our full list of products here: [link to what products use mf page]
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