Monk Fruit: Here's The Scoop

Welcome to "Here's The Scoop," where we dive into the characteristics of monk fruit as a sweetener. We uncover the hidden treasures of this extraordinary super fruit and its potential to sweeten your life naturally.

A Sweetness Like No Other:

Indulge in the sweetness of monk fruit, free from guilt! As a suitable sugar substitute, it unlocks a world of flavor without adding a single calorie. Embrace the freedom to treat yourself to delectable delights without compromising your health.

A Diabetic's Dream Come True:

For those mindful of their blood sugar levels, monk fruit emerges as a dream come true. The natural compounds known as mogrosides gives monk fruit its extreme sweetness. It is around 250 times sweeter than table sugar (1). Many companies use a tiny amount and blend it with erythritol or allulose to increase profit margin. Monk Fruit does not impact blood sugar, making it a safe and delightful option for diabetics (2). 

Embracing Nature's Bounty:

Monk Fruit extract comes straight from the heart of nature, avoiding any artificial additives or chemicals. Celebrate the pure goodness and authenticity of this fruit-derived sweetener. 

Mogrosides: The Superpower Within

Beyond its sweetness, monk fruit holds a secret superpower ‚Äď mogrosides. These compounds boast antioxidant properties, offering potential health benefits alongside their delightful taste. Mogrosides have antioxidant characteristics that¬†can help protect cells from free radical damage (3).¬†

Empowering Your Health Journey:

If you're looking for a healthier lifestyle, monk fruit is your ally. With its zero calories, it empowers you to enjoy sweetness without compromising your waistline. Embrace a balanced approach to life with the natural sweetness of monk fruit. There is research that shows monk fruit mogrosides can act as a prebiotic which p beneficial bacteria in the gut (4).

Culinary Attributes

Unleash your culinary creativity with monk fruit! From baking to cooking and sweetening beverages, this versatile sweetener harmonizes with your recipes, adding a delicate sweetness to all your creations. For an ideal sugar replacement, we recommend a blend of monk fruit with erythritol or allulose.

Monk Fruit Safety & Side Effects:

Monk Fruit has received GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) status from the FDA which means its safe for consumption in normal amounts (1). 

Note:

Before embarking on any significant dietary changes, especially if you have underlying health conditions or concerns, consult with a qualified healthcare professional. Experience the joy of Monk Fruit's sweetness as it accompanies you on a journey of delightful flavors and well-being.

Citations:

Footnotes

      1. EFSA Panel¬†on Food Additives and Flavourings (FAF), Younes, M., Aquilina, G., Engel, K. H., Fowler, P., Frutos Fernandez, M. J., F√ľrst, P., G√ľrtler, R., Gundert-Remy, U., Hus√ły, T., Mennes, W., Moldeus, P., Oskarsson, A., Shah, R., Waalkens-Berendsen, I., W√∂lfle, D., Degen, G., Herman, L., Gott, D., Leblanc, J. C., ‚Ķ Castle, L. (2019). Safety of use of Monk fruit extract as a food additive in different food categories.¬†EFSA journal. European Food¬†Safety Authority,¬†17(12), e05921.¬†https://doi.org/10.2903/j.efsa.2019.5921
      2. WebMD. (2023, July 10). What to Know About Monk Fruit Sugar. Reviewed by Christine Mikstas, RD, LD. Retrieved [insert access date], from https://www.webmd.com/diet/what-to-know-about-monk-fruit-sugar
      3. Di, R., Huang, M.-T., & Ho, C.-T. (2011). Anti-inflammatory Activities of Mogrosides from Momordica grosvenori in Murine Macrophages and a Murine Ear Edema Model. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 59(13), 7474-7481. DOI: 10.1021/jf201207m
      4. Ana Mu√Īoz-Labrador, Rosa Lebr√≥n-Aguilar, Jes√ļs E. Quintanilla-L√≥pez, Pl√°cido Galindo-Iranzo, Silvana M. Azcarate, Sofia Kolida, Vasiliki Kachrimanidou, Virginia Garcia-Ca√Īas, Lisa Methven, Robert A. Rastall, F. Javier Moreno, and Oswaldo Hernandez-Hernandez.¬†Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry¬†2022¬†70¬†(29), 9048-9056.¬†DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.2c01363