PUREFRUIT™ Monk Fruit Extract from Tate & Lyle is the only natural fruit-based, zero-calorie sweetener. It's extracted from monk fruit (siraitia grosvenorii), also known as luo han guo, to provide non-nutritive sweetness to reduced-sugar products.
Features, Benefits, & Functionality
Great Tasting Sweetness
Naturally provides calorie-free sweetness by replacing sugar but without compromising taste
Allows for higher sweetness levels compared to other natural, intense sweeteners
About 200 times the sweetness of sugar
A breakthrough in exceptionally clean, natural sweet taste
No bitter aftertaste
Blends well with other sweeteners
Functionality & Labeling
Available as a readily soluble powder for easy formulation
pH stable at low and neutral conditions
Stable at high heat
Ideal for use in reduced-sugar products where use levels of sweeteners can be optimized
100% monk fruit extract; simply labels as ‘monk fruit extract’
Monk fruit extract is generally recognized as safe (GRAS)
A member of the melon family, monk fruit grows only in the remote highlands in Asia
Considered a ‘national treasure’ in China, monk fruit has been harvested by monks for centuries and used to make medicinal tea
The sweetness of the fruit is increased by five different mogrosides, the main component being mogroside V
PUREFRUIT™ Monk Fruit Extract is preferred nearly 9 to 1 over Reb A in a head-to-head sensory taste test4
Consumers find the ‘natural sweetness from monk fruit’ claim extremely appealing1
‘Monk fruit extract’ appeals to consumers across many different food categories2
Indicating natural, wholesome and great-tasting sweetness, ‘monk fruit’ immediately instills confidence in consumers3
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1. Tate & Lyle Consumer Research, Quantitative and Qualitative (2010-2011)
4. Tate & Lyle sensory testing on Purefruit Select, 2011
The information contained should not be construed as recommending the use of Tate & Lyle’s product in violation of any patent, or as warranties (expressed or implied) of non-infringement or its fitness for any particular purpose. Prospective purchasers are advised to conduct their own tests, studies and review of the intellectual property and regulatory space to determine the fitness of Tate & Lyle products for their particular purposes, product claims or specific applications.
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