In a world of endless sweetener options for food and beverage products, monk fruit just might be the ingredient your formulations have been missing. Also known as Lo Han Guo or Swingle fruit, monk fruit is native to southern China and Thailand. This small round fruit is derived from a plant called Siraitia grosvenorii. Having been used in Eastern medicine for centuries, monk fruit is now used as a sugar substitute in food and beverage products worldwide. Our monk fruit comes in the form of an off-white powder.
What makes monk fruit so impressive is its sweetening powder. A little goes a long way, as it is approximately 150-250 times sweeter than sucrose and is up to 300 times sweeter than sugar. Even crazier is that it contains zero calories per serving! Plus, monk fruit sweeteners have been permitted as generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the FDA since 2010. Another benefit of this all-natural sweetener is that most people think it has a better aftertaste profile than other natural options.
As a great-tasting, all-natural, non-caloric sweetener alternative, this product has recently gained popularity in food and beverage applications such as baked goods, cereals, confections, soft drinks, juices, dairy and natural products. Viachem always has 10kg and 20kg packages of monk fruit in stock. Learn more about this sweet ingredient on our product page!