Tate & Lyle PUREFRUIT™ Monk Fruit Extract

Natural, No-Calorie Sweetness

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

Consumer Appeal

  • 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

Choose the PUREFRUIT™ grade that works best for your sweetener needs.

Mogroside V content of at least 40%
Mogroside V content of 48-52%



 Baked Goods






 Desserts, ice cream

 Dressings, sauces

 Nutritional supplements

 Processed fruits

PUREFRUIT is a trademark of Tate & Lyle PLC

1. Tate & Lyle Consumer Research, Quantitative and Qualitative (2010-2011)
2. Ibid.
3. Ibid.
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.

Get a Sample

PHONE  425.372.9464


Hi, let us know if you have any questions as you visit our website.

ChemPoint reps are here to assist you