What Is Monk Fruit Sweetener?
Monk fruit sweetener is also called monk fruit extract. It is the extract of the Luo Han Guo/Monk fruit. Mogroside V is the main sweetener component. Other extract components include: mogroside II, mogroside III, mogroside IV, mogroside VI, flavonoids, melanoidins, protein fragments and so on. To some extent, Mogroside V or Mogroside 5 is the same meaning of Monk fruit sweetener. Monk fruit sweetener is off-white to light yellow powder, and a non-nutritive sweetener. It is freely soluble in water and is approximately 150-250 times sweeter than sugar.
The taste of Monk fruit sweetener is sweet. It has a course sugar-like consistency and is light beige in color. It does have a slight aftertaste.
Monk fruit sweetener can be used for food and beverage manufacturers to reduce sugar and calories without bitter aftertaste.