It's the newest sweet sensation: monk fruit. You might have heard of it, but what's all the fuss about? Monk fruit (also known as luo han guo) is a small melon native to Southern China and Northern Thailand. It's been used for centuries in its native countries, and we've harnessed its amazing sweetening powers in our monk fruit sweetener.
So what’s the difference between monk fruit and sugar? They’re both natural, they’re both sweet... why should you choose monk fruit?
The main difference is to your health. Sugar is extremely high in calories, with every teaspoon containing a massive 16 calories. Monk fruit, on the other hand, has zero calories. Yep, none at all!
Sugar has a huge negative effect on your health. We all know about its impact on our waistlines, which can lead to obesity, diabetes and heart disease. But sugar has also been linked to tooth decay, acne, skin aging, mood swings and mental illness.
Monk fruit is 150-200 times sweeter than sugar, which means you only need a small amount to get the same sweet hit – without all the nasty effects that sugar has on your health and happiness.