Monk fruit is a small sub-tropical melon that has a naturally sweet flavour that comes directly from the mogrosides (antioxidants) in the fruit, not from fructose or sucrose. It therefore has zero calories, zero carbs and zero glycemic index!
Thankfully, our Monk Fruit Concentrate:
- Has a unique sweet flavour
- Is virtually free from calories
- Doesn’t raise blood sugar
- Doesn’t feed candida yeast
Monk fruit is grown in orchards nestled amongst the pristine mountains of Southern China where it has been cultivated for hundreds of years. According to legend, monk fruit is named after the Buddhist monks who first cultivated the fruit nearly 800 years ago.
Swathed in sunlight, the non-GMO vine-ripened fruit is hand-picked at the peak of ripeness each fall. It is then crushed, infused in hot water and then filtered. This juice is then concentrated to bring you Monk Fruit Concentrate, used beautifully to add a sweet flavor to food and beverages such as tea, coffee, homemade lemonade and plain yoghurt. In baking, it works best when combined with a natural sugar alcohol such as erythritol.
Approx 6 drops for sweetening beverages and ½ to 1 tsp for baked goods.
Refrigeration will extend shelf life but is not required.