Monk Fruit Is Finally Available!

July 15 2015No Commented

Categorized Under: Health food nutrition, Health product reviews

The long awaited natural sweetener Monk Fruit is finally available! At last there is an alternative to Stevia, that doesn’t have that bitter after taste, but is still blood sugar friendly.

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Monk Fruit or Luo Han Guo Powder 200 times sweeter than sugar

We have been talking about Monk Fruit powder or Luo Han Guo Powder for years now and it is finally available for retail purchasing.  About time we say!

We have recommended Stevia extract for those who have a candida overgrowth, for those who are counting calories or with diabetes or on a sugar free diet, because Stevia does not raise blood sugar levels in the body and it does not ferment in the body.  But almost everyone has complained about the bitter after taste that stevia leaves in your mouth, which is difficult to hide.  Some companies try and hide this after taste, by adding the natural ingredient Talin.  You can read more about Stevia and Talin here

Monk fruit powder is a sugar free substitute which is considered to be 200 times sweeter than sugar.  Monk fruit, also known as Luo Han Guo does not get its sweetness from sugar, therefore does not lift blood sugar levels.  The sweetness of monk fruit comes from its unique compound – Mogroside.

Monk Fruit is traditionally grown in China and Southeast Asia.  Thnis lemon sized gourd was first cultivated by Chinese Buddhist monks in the 13th century and has been known as monk fruit and used in herbal medicine ever since.

Monk Fruit powder can be used in smoothies and baking, to naturally sweeten your food.  If you are baking or cooking with it, we suggest adding it to liquid first and then adding this to your recipe.  This helps to distribute the sweetness throughout your food, rather that a small blob that hasn’t mixed in properly.  Remember it is 200 times sweeter than sugar, so only a very small amount is needed.

You can also use Monk Fruit powder instead of sugar to sweeten your cup of tea or coffee.

We now stock Monk Fruit Powder in 100 gram pouches.  This allows for 100 serves of this super sweet powder.  Our Monk fruit powder is suitable for vegans and it is gluten free.

You can read this article I have previously written about Monk Fruit here

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