What is Monk Fruit?
Monk fruit (Luo Han Guo) also known as siraitia grosvenorii (swingle fruit) is an herbaceous perennial vine of the Cucurbitaceae (gourd) family originating in Southern China and Northern Thailand. It has been used for centuries in Eastern medicine as a cold remedy and digestive aid. Later when introduced in England it was also used as the main ingredient to sweeten drinks. It was known to be used to help with the effects of fever, sore throat, and reducing inflammation. In recent times, due to its naturally sweet taste, it is often used as a zero-calorie sweetener or sugar substitute in food and drinks. Unlike most fruits, which derive their sweetness from natural sugars, monk fruit gets its sweetness from mogrosides and is typically known to be 150 to 250 times sweeter than table sugar. More on that below!
What are Mogrosides?
Mogrosides are a group of glycosides found in certain plants such as monk fruit; also known as Luo Han Guo, or siraitia grosvenorii (swingle). They are the substance responsible for giving specific fruits such as monk fruit their sweetness. Mogroside-V is a specific type of mogroside; it is the main component for the fruit’s sweetness and is also the most abundant part of the fruit.
Potential Benefits of Monk Fruit Powder Extract
One of monk fruits' most exciting potential benefits is being a sugar substitute due to its’ zero-calorie and low carbohydrate content; making it a great candidate for people reducing processed sugars from their diet. People who may experience stomach discomfort from other sugar alternatives such as stevia may find monk fruit as a great alternative.
Purity and Concentrations of Monk Fruit Powder Extract
PureBulk’s monk fruit extract powder is a light yellow-brownish color. It has a sweet flavor, somewhat similar to molasses. This PureBulk product contains no fillers, additives or anti-caking agents. This product is non-GMO, non-irradiated, and vegan. It is free of sugar, soy, dairy, yeast, gluten, and corn.
How should I store it?
It is recommended to store this product in a dry, dark, cool area, away from direct sunlight and heat sources.
Potential Side Effects
Monk fruit powder extract is considered safe at suggested serving sizes. However, you should always consult your physician before taking any new supplement and any information provided should not be considered an alternative to a physician’s recommendations.
Bioavailability, Mixing, and Solubility of
Monk fruit powder extract is soluble in both water and ethanol.
Note:It is always recommended to verify these measurements with an accurate digital scale.
Warning: The amounts indicated in this table may differ from the batch that you received.
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