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Monk Fruit Granules

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Ranking
#5

Glycemic
Index
0

Sweetness
to Sugar
200%

This Sweetener is a Natural Sugar

Natural sugars are found naturally in foods such as fruit (fructose) and milk (lactose) and some vegetables.  Monk fruit is a small round fruit native to southern China.  The fruit contains natural sugars of fructose and glucose. The antioxidant mogroside V is what gives monk fruit its sweetness.  Mogroside V is separated from the pressed juice of the fruit, so in turn, this sweetener does not contain fructose or glucose.  

It’s a Non-nutritive Sweetener

Non-nutritive sweeteners have little-to-no calories or nutrients.  Monk fruit is typically less refined, but may be sold containing other ingredients.  When monk fruit granules are mixed with other sweeteners or fillers, it becomes more processed.  Look for the most pure form of the extract.  This sweetener has zero calories, zero carbs, zero side effects, and it doesn’t raise blood glucose levels.

Inside and Out

Monk fruit sweetener is very sweet and has a course sugar-like consistency.  It is not metabolized, so it does not raise blood sugar or insulin levels.  Mogrosides are not absorbed in the small intestine and do not contribute any calories.  When they reach the large intestine, gut microbes split off the glucose molecules and use them as an energy source.

Put it to Good Use

Monk fruit is roughly 200% as sweet as table sugar.  You have to adjust recipes to reduce the sweetness.  When making creamy desserts, such as cheesecake and custards, it’s best to powder the granules before adding them to your other ingredients. 

Monk Fruit Granules Buy

When using monk fruit granules, you only need a quarter of what the recipe calls for since its sweetness level is so high.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 28g

Amount Per Serving
Calories 0 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Pentose 0g
Protein 0g 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.