Monk Fruit, also known as “Buddha fruit “, is a vine ripened, small, green fruit that resembles a melon, native to southern China and northern Thailand. The plant is cultivated for its antioxidant fruit extracts, called mogrosides, that give it the extra sweet flavour but have no calories. It has been used for centuries in Eastern medicine as a digestive aid, and now it is also being used to sweeten foods and beverages worldwide.
Because the monk fruit extract is 100-200 times sweeter than sugar, our SlimSweet™ Monk Fruit sweetener is a blend of high purity monk fruit extract and Non GMO erythritol, another natural ingredient. It is considered safe to consume by most people and is a great sugar free sweetener for people who do not like the aftertaste or may experience stomach upsets with some of the other sugar alternatives.
So what does Monk Fruit taste like and how can you use it?
Our sugar free Monk Fruit sweetener blend tastes like sugar, and unlike some other sweeteners, it has no bitter aftertaste. Great for special dietary requirements as it does not raise blood sugar levels , is gluten free , Non GMO and all natural.
Perfect for Keto and Diabetic recipes and only 1.1 calorie per serve. It is so easy to use, perfect for cooking, baking, and to add to your hot and cold drinks. I also sprinkle it over foods that need a little extra sweetness.
Where you would normally reach for the sugar…try SlimSweet™ Monk Fruit Sweetener instead! Use 1 for 1 in place of sugar in all your favourite recipes.
I am often asked how do you cut back on sugar?
Maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle, while still being able to eat sweet treats is truly my speciality. It can be very challenging not to over-indulge in sweet treats and having delicious sugar free sweeteners that do not raise my blood sugar levels and help prevent cravings has been my saviour. I love that I CAN indulge in a cake or cookies and dessert and not feel guilty knowing that they are 100% healthy for me.
I am excited to add my new, delicious, all natural, sugar free SlimSweet™ Monk Fruit sweetener to our product range. It can be used to reduce the sugars, carbs and calories in all your drinks and favourite recipes. It measures cup for cup with sugar – but without the bitter aftertaste or digestive discomfort associated with some of the other sweeteners. It is even more important now to have this amazing product available as obesity and related health problems are a major problem in Australia.
I hope I have inspired you to “cut back” on your sugar intake and become a much happier, healthier self while still enjoying your “sweet treats”. No guilt, no eater’s remorse, just “sweet satisfaction”.