Puredia Monk Fruit extract
Puredia Monk Fruit extract is a 100% natural, calorie free and is approximately 150-200 times sweeter than sugar, making it the greatest alternative to sugar or artificial sweeteners. Unlike other fruits or sugar alternatives, monk fruit is not sweet due to natural sugars but because of powerful antioxidants called mogrosides. Puredia offers different strength of monk fruit extracts, ranging from 13.5% to 55%. Traditionally, it was called Luo Han Guo and used as a cough remedy 1 and for many other health benefits such as to fight free radicals 2 , lower risk of obesity and diabetes 3 and anti-inflammation.
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2. Chen, W.J., et al., The antioxidant activities of natural sweeteners, mogrosides, from fruits of Siraitia grosvenori. Int J Food Sci Nutr, 2007. 58(7): p. 548-56.
3. YanXia, M.E.R.-H., Brianna H.Hughes, William D.Marshall, Isolation of the sweet components from Siraitia grosvenorii. Food Chemistry, 2008. 107(3): p. 1022-1028.
4. Di, R., M.T. Huang, and C.T. Ho, Anti-inflammatory activities of mogrosides from Momordica grosvenori in murine macrophages and a murine ear edema model. J Agric Food Chem, 2011. 59(13): p. 7474-81.