Luo han guo, commonly called monk fruit, is a relative newcomer to the natural sweetener market. Monk fruit achieved GRAS status in 2010.
MonkSweet pure monk fruit extract has a neutral flavor in most applications, although it may impart a slight melon-rind note. Sweetness comes from a group of compounds called mogrisides within the fruit from the Siraitia grosvenorii plant. Chemically, mogrosides are triterpenoidal saponins. There are five numbered mogrosides, as well as other glycosides, and each has distinct sweetness characteristics. Mogroside-5 is predominant. Sweetness of individual mogrosides can vary up to 400 times the sweetness of sugar. The actual dried fruit has up to 1.5% extractable mogrosides. Maturity of the fruit impacts the mogroside content. Typical commercial luo han guo sweeteners are about 200 times sweeter than sugar. Like Stevia the FDA recognizes monk fruit extract as GRAS.
Steviva Ingredients offers MonkSweet pure monk fruit extract. MonkSweet pure monk fruit extract is line of high intensity sweeteners, that yield 250 to 400 times the sweetness of sucrose. Extremely low percentages of MonkSweet pure monk fruit extract is required, and because of the intense sweetening power, MonkSweet’s use must be carefully controlled. MonkSweet pure monk fruit extract comes in 3 grades with varying amounts of Mogroside V, MonkSweet V25, MonkSweet V40 and MonkSweet V50 which is around 400 times sweeter than sugar.
Advantages of MonkSweet pure monk fruit extract
- 25% minimum mogroside V (MonkSweet V25)
- 40% minimum mogroside V (MonkSweet V40)
- 50% minimum mogroside V (MonkSweet V50)
- Zero calories
- 250 – 400 times sweeter than sugar
- Synergistic with other sweeteners
- Low glycemic load, safe for diabetics
- Naturally, water extracted
- GMO free
- JECFA compliant
- Superior, smooth flavor
- Improved temporal profile
- pH stable
- Shelf stable
- Heat stable
- High solubility
At 250 – 400 times the sweetness of sugar, it adds zero calories. MonkSweet pure monk fruit extract efficiently reduces calories in products typically formulated with sugar, high fructose corn syrup and artificial high intensity sweeteners. Applications include Beverages, Fruit Products, Meal Replacement Bars, Cereals, Snacks, Desserts, Ice Cream, Confectionery Products, Jams and Jellies.
Steviva Ingredients’ exclusive contracts with suppliers assure consistent, dependable sourcing of monk fruit and other natural sweeteners design for clean label sugar reduction. Our unique, natural methods of water extraction and purification produce an exceptionally clean flavor.
For more information and samples of MonkSweet pure monk fruit extract, please contact your Steviva Ingredients field representative by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310.455.9876.