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china monk fruit

Luo Han Guo

what’s luo han guo?

luo han guo, also known as monk fruit, is a fruit grown within the mountains of Guangxi, Southern China. The extract taken from this fruit is 250-300 times sweeter than sugar and contains 0 calories. The extract is a fine powder which  is used as a substitute for sugar.

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luo han guo extract…

The luo han guo fruit is dried and then ground into a powder. The sweetness of the luo han guo is determined by compounds called mogrosideV. A higher percentage of mogroisideV means the sweeter the luo han guo will be. These natural compounds also posses certain health benefits.

health benefits…

Research has shown that luo han guo has a positive effect on regulating blood glucose levels (Ying et al, 2009). luo han guo is therefore a great alternative to sugar for diabetic populations or for anyone wanting to curb their sugar habit

Studies have also shown that luo han guo has anti-inflammatory properties, which could decrease the risk of cancers, digestive problems (e.g. IBS) and help relieve coughs and sore throats (Di et al, 2011).

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uses…

luo han guo can be used as a substitute to sugar for anything such as coffee/tea, smoothies or other beverages, home baking, cooking, added to foods. Check out our recipes page!

sources…

Ying. Z., Yan. Z., Jeff. E., Chi-Fu. H., (2009) Insulin secretion stimulating effects of mogroside V and fruit extract of Luo Han Kuo (Siraitia grosvenori Swingle) fruit extract., Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica., 44 (11): 1252-1257

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., J. Agric. Food Chem., 59 (13): 7474–7481

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Natural alternative to sugar

Monk fruit extract is a good substitute for sugar, I use this in baking and like it. Just make sure not to put too much of it. there is a reason the spoon provided is so tiny. this 20 gram bag will last you a very long time so don’t worry about this being only 20gr, as you don’t need much to make your recipes sweet. Also good for beverages but very small amount goes a long way and will have better taste. Also big plus is that this is made form a natural fruit and not synthetic. Customer service...

Ari

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Ari

1st August 2018

Monk fruit extract is a good substitute for sugar, I use this in baking and like it. Just make sure not to put too much of it. there is a reason the spoon provided is so tiny. this 20 gram bag will last you a very long time so don’t worry about this being only 20gr, as you don’t need much to make your recipes sweet. Also good for beverages but very small amount goes a long way and will have better taste. Also big plus is that this is made form a natural fruit and not synthetic. Customer service is great and I got very quick reply to my questions from the seller part.

Doesn’t upset my digestive system!

Finally a natural keto friendly sweetener that tastes great. Believe me I’ve tried them all. Hate Stevia! I will be ordering it again.

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BW

3rd June 2018

Finally a natural keto friendly sweetener that tastes great. Believe me I’ve tried them all. Hate Stevia! I will be ordering it again.

Perfect sugar alternative

Even though this is a small amount a little goes along way, without any gross aftertaste. I also love that is pure without ingredients that have side effects.

Ally M

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Ally M

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Even though this is a small amount a little goes along way, without any gross aftertaste. I also love that is pure without ingredients that have side effects.

I love the fact that I don’t need a lot of …

I love the fact that I don’t need a lot of this zero calorie sweetener and this bag has 300 servings. Also easy to travel with!

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18th June 2018

I love the fact that I don’t need a lot of this zero calorie sweetener and this bag has 300 servings. Also easy to travel with!

Good flavor, no cooling effect. Good for Keto!

I’m on a Ketogenic diet, and this is a great option for me. It does have a bit of flavour, but that is because this isn’t mixed with other stuff. I tried this with a keto raspberry cheesecake ice cream I was making and it was pretty tasty, without that wierd cooling effect that other sweeteners have. I also tried this with a cocoa, almond butter fat bomb recipe, and the flavour was a little strong, and a little goes a long way in terms of sweetness. Once I added goat cheese to the mix, they were so good! I...

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G

19th September 2018

I’m on a Ketogenic diet, and this is a great option for me. It does have a bit of flavour, but that is because this isn’t mixed with other stuff. I tried this with a keto raspberry cheesecake ice cream I was making and it was pretty tasty, without that wierd cooling effect that other sweeteners have. I also tried this with a cocoa, almond butter fat bomb recipe, and the flavour was a little strong, and a little goes a long way in terms of sweetness. Once I added goat cheese to the mix, they were so good! I think the lesson is that this works better with more fruity or tart flavors. The goat cheese has that tanginess that made the fat bombs work better with this sweetner. I’m excited to try this in other flavors like lemon curd on a keto coconut shortbread base. I definitely recommend this for purchase : )

Awesome Product !!

Awesome product ! great flavour , pure and natural.. At first I thought to myself , I paid how much for this! Then when u realize how little of it u need to get the sweetness it is like WOW! this is going to last me a year. I find it has a nicer flavour on its own then when cut with other sweetners. Its kind of cool that the measuring spoon is the size of a tooth pick , that screams potent ! Being a diabetic I can’t have sugar so to find a sweeter thats all natural without...

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Nolan Belanger

30th August 2018

Awesome product ! great flavour , pure and natural.. At first I thought to myself , I paid how much for this! Then when u realize how little of it u need to get the sweetness it is like WOW! this is going to last me a year. I find it has a nicer flavour on its own then when cut with other sweetners. Its kind of cool that the measuring spoon is the size of a tooth pick , that screams potent ! Being a diabetic I can’t have sugar so to find a sweeter thats all natural without the bitter aftertaste like stevia is a game changer for me. The service was exceptional to, 2 days at my door step through Purolator ( best courier by far ) Two thumbs up don’t hesitate to buy this u won’t regret it.

Takes getting used to but it’s worth it

Was not exactly love at first taste. Is very sweet but more of a sweet after taste. I used it with just a little honey in my tea for the first few days and once I was used to it I couldn’t get enough of it. Now real sugar just doesn’t taste that good any more. What I love most is that I know it’s good for me and now I really like the taste. What I liked least was the packaging. Was difficult to open without losing some of the powder.

Amber

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Amber

2nd February 2018

Was not exactly love at first taste. Is very sweet but more of a sweet after taste. I used it with just a little honey in my tea for the first few days and once I was used to it I couldn’t get enough of it. Now real sugar just doesn’t taste that good any more. What I love most is that I know it’s good for me and now I really like the taste. What I liked least was the packaging. Was difficult to open without losing some of the powder.

To me personally there’s no after-taste like other sugar substitutes

L O V E this product. Small package- but a very little goes a long way. The scoop is provided. To me personally there’s no after-taste like other sugar substitutes.

Deborah Schlutz

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Deborah Schlutz

May 27th 2018

L O V E this product. Small package- but a very little goes a long way. The scoop is provided. To me personally there’s no after-taste like other sugar substitutes.

Always quality consistent and best value

This is the best brand of monk fruit available. Taste quality is always consistent. For those out there who’ve never tried monk fruit, the taste takes a little getting used to but this brand always has the same quality which makes it easier to get used to. Also try mixing it with just the smallest bit of honey the first few times using. No brand of monk fruit works well in baking unless it’s mixed with other sweeteners so I only use this brand combined with honey & or mashed dates when baking. The packaging has improved, (they now include...

Amber

17th August 2018

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Amber

17th August 2018

This is the best brand of monk fruit available. Taste quality is always consistent. For those out there who’ve never tried monk fruit, the taste takes a little getting used to but this brand always has the same quality which makes it easier to get used to. Also try mixing it with just the smallest bit of honey the first few times using. No brand of monk fruit works well in baking unless it’s mixed with other sweeteners so I only use this brand combined with honey & or mashed dates when baking. The packaging has improved, (they now include a scoop) I’d love to see them move to a small shaker. I always empty the product into my own shaker and put the scoop inside that in case I need to use it while I’m out. Budda Fruit is a bit pricy but not when you consider the availability of 40% mograside. Typically you always find 25% or its mixed with other ingredients. If you want the full health benefits, (helps pancreas produce insulin, reduction of pancreatic cancer cells, etc to many to list) your best value is the 40% and this really is the best price for 40% mograside.
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