MONK FRUIT EXTRACT

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Monk Fruit Corp’s Fruit-Sweetness™ monk fruit extract is a 100% natural powdered extract made from monk fruit. Fruit-Sweetness™ is approximately 150 -200 times sweeter than sugar, and is a unique alternative to sugar and artificial sweeteners. We concentrate the sweetest part of the monk fruit to make an ingredient that delivers great-tasting, 100% natural, calorie-free sweetness from pure fruit. The unique sweetness of monk fruit concentrate comes from naturally occurring sweet constituents in the fruit called mogrosides which are up to 300 times sweeter than sugar. These calorie-free compounds have a delicious, sweet taste without bitterness, making Fruit-Sweetness™ an ideal choice for reducing sugar in a wide range of food and beverage products. To learn more about monk fruit and monk fruit extract visit www.monkfruit.org.

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REGULATORY

In the USA Monk Fruit Corp’s Fruit-Sweetness™ monk fruit extract is GRAS by Scientific Procedures and can be used in all food and beverage products at any use level. The FDA “no objections” letter can be viewed at this link:

 

http://www.fda.gov/Food/IngredientsPackagingLabeling/GRAS/NoticeInventory/ucm200326.htm

 

Monk Fruit Corp’s Fruit-Sweetness™ monk fruit extract is FEMA GRAS meaning it can be used in food and beverages at flavour levels (technically below the sweetening threshold) in countries which recognise the FEMA GRAS including the USA, Australia and New Zealand.

 

Fruit-Sweetness™ monk fruit extract is permitted or commonly used as a food additive in China and most of East and South-East Asia and in most countries in this region can be used in all foods and beverages at any use level.

 

Monk Fruit Corp’s Fruit-Sweetness™ monk fruit extract is approved for use as a table-top sweetener in Canada.