Monk Fruit is a small sub-tropical melon that has been cultivated in Southeast Asia for centuries. According to legend, Monk Fruit is named after the Buddhist Monks who first cultivated the fruit nearly 800 years ago. This magical fruit provides delicious, natural, low-calorie sweetness from melon, without the calories of sugar.
Monk Fruit sweetener is created by removing the seeds and skin of the fruit, crushing the fruit, and collecting the juice. The fruit extract, or juice, is around 150-200 times sweeter than sugar and contains zero calories per serving – meaning a little goes a long way!
Monk fruit is not sweet due to natural sugars like most fruits. It contains powerful antioxidants called mogrosides, which are metabolized differently by the body than natural sugars. That’s why, despite their very sweet taste, these fruits contain no calories and have no effect on blood sugar.