• Monk fruit, also known as Luo han guo, is a small round fruit grown in Southeast Asia.
• More than 98% of global Monk fruit production is from the greater Guilin area (Guangxi), a preserved region with unique and optimal growing environment:
- Subtropical mountains with an elevation of 300-500 meters
- 75-85% air humidity with abundant rainfall
- Loose, fertile, well drained moist soil
Benefits in use
Fruit derived natural sweeetners
Did you know ?
• Monk fruit extract contains varying levels of mogrosides, a group of triterpene glycosides that make up about 3.8% of the dry fruit. Mogrosides are non-nutritive constituents and primarily responsible for the characteristic sweetness, the main one being mogroside-V.
• In traditional Chinese medicine, monk fruits are consumed as a remedy for cough and sore throat for centuries and in southern China, it is believed to be a longevity aid.
• The fruits are generally sold in dried form and traditionally used in herbal tea or soup.