Monk Fruit Extract

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Definition
Monk fruit extract is created by extracting the juice from the monk fruit plant and drying it to create a powder. It does not contain fructose or glucose, but gets its intense sweetness from a unique antioxidant called mogrosides.
AKAs
luo han guo,luo han guo extract,monk fruit,monkfruit
Health Impact
Monk fruit extract is new to the market, but there are currently no known negative health impacts associated with it. Although there is little research, it is known that this ingredient causes digestive issues like bloating, diarrhea, and gas if consumed in large amounts.
Sources
Sweeteners from plants--with emphasis on Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni) and Siraitia grosvenorii (Swingle)
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23341001/
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