Buddha Fruit’s Golden Lo Han Guo is a 100% natural, zero calorie, sugar alternative. Golden Lo Han Guo is the only product out there which contains PURE Monk Fruit (aka Luo Han Guo) extract. Many other brands tend to fill their Monk Fruit with other ingredients such as Erythritol, inulin, Dextrose etc. This not only alters the natural taste but some people also experience gastrointestinal distreess, bloating etc. after consuming these ingredients. We have chosen to supply you with an all natural, non-GMO, 100% Natural Monk Fruit so you can get all the benefits from this magnificent fruit extract.
As this is a pure product you will only need a tiny amount as it is super sweet. Each packet contains 20g (0.7 oz) of 100% Monk Fruit extract. This may not sound a huge amount but trust us when we say, ‘it certainly packs a punch’ in terms of sweetness. Buddha Fruit’s golden lo han guo is approx 150-200x sweeter than sugar and comes equipped with a tiny little scooper – 1/36 of a tsp, we said it’s sweet 😉 .
It is advised that 2 scoops (incl. in packet) is equal to 1 tsp of sugar, which equates to about 322 servings per packet. Check out our recipes page for suggestions of use.
Where is Golden Lo Han Guo grown?
Monk Fruit (Lou Han Guo) is cultivated within the mountains of Guangxi, Southern China, in which it is then processed into a fine powder to use as a natural sugar alternative. Monk Fruit extract has been used for centuries by Buddhist Monks and is known as the ‘longevity fruit’, to learn more about this amazing sugar alternative and its health benefits click here.
What makes Monk Fruit extract different to other Natural Sweeteners?
Monk Fruit (aka Lou Han Guo) does not raise blood glucose levels so is perfect for people who are diabetic or pre-diabetic. The extract contains 0 carbohydrates so if you are looking to lower your carb intake or are following a Keto style diet then this natural sweetener is a perfect option. Another great benefit to Monk Fruit is that there has not yet been shown any associated adverse effects, whereas many other sugar alternatives have been shown to produce gastrointestinal distress, bloating and many other uncomfortable symptoms.
Whats the difference between Lo Han Guo (the blue packet) and Golden Lo Han Guo (the orange packet)?
Lo Han Guo is slightly sweeter as it contains a higher percentage of compounds called MogrosideV. MogrosideV determines the sweetness of Monk Fruit, a bit like glucose molecules in sugar. Lo Han Guo (blue packet) is ground more than Golden Lo Han Guo (golden packet) which makes it more potent in sweetness and it appears as white in colour. Golden Lo Han Guo contains a lower percentage of MogrosideV, hence it is less sweet compared to Lo Han Guo. It also has a slight fruity taste and is golden in colour. Use Golden Lo Han Guo (25% Mogroside V) for making baked goods such as muffins, cakes, add to coffee etc. and Lo Han Guo (40% Mogroside V) when making homemade ice cream, add to smoothies, tea etc.
Golden Lo Han Guo
Lo Han Guo
|1 tsp||2 scoops||1 scoop|
|1 cup / 225g||2 tsp||1 ½ tsp|
|¾ Cup / 170g||1 ½ tsp||1 tsp|
|½ Cup / 110g||1 tsp||¾ tsp|
*Scoop refers to the tiny scoop inserted into each packet which is 1/36 of a tsp
**Please note: this is only an estimate, we are all individual and some of us may prefer to use more or less on the Luo Han Guo extracts depending on personal preference.
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