Luo Han Guo Extract Powder - 7%

Luo Han Guo 7% - Extract Powder

  • Luo Han Guo, also known as monk fruit, is a rare fruit that is gaining popularity as a sugar substitute.
  • Monk fruit contains sweet substances called mogrosides. Mogrosides are naturally much sweeter than sugar, but are non caloric and do not affect blood sugar levels. This makes Luo Han Guo a great alternative for those looking for a healthy sugar substitute.
  • Besides an incredibly sweet taste, the mogrosides are also responsible for the health benefits associated with this fruit.
  • This Luo han guo extract contains 7% mogrosides making it approximately 7 times sweeter than sugar.... More Info

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Luo Han Guo is a cousin of the cucumber and a member of the gourd family.

It's a round and smooth, dusty green-brown fruit that is covered with fine soft hairs and a hard, thin shell. The fruit is used only after it is dried. It can be processed into a powder that is naturally rich in mogrosides.

Luo han guo is known to possibly have a positive effect on blood glucose and may help to ease damaged pancreatic cells. Long used to reduce coughs and fevers, additional health benefits of this unique fruit are constantly being found.

Luo Han Guo extract is an incredibly exciting and totally unique new sweetener that provides benefits that no other sweeteners can. Unlike sugar, Equal, Sweet N Low and other common sweeteners, Luo Han Guo extract does not elevate insulin levels, raise cholesterol, or stimulate fat storage.

Made from natural Lo Han fruit, Luo Han Guo extract has been clinically proven to speed up the fat burning process without stimulating insulin production. Luo Han Guo extract is completely natural and safe for diabetics, children, hypoglycemics and anyone who wants to improve their diet.

Some possible health benefits and traditional uses of Luo Han Guo Extract Powder may include:

  • Yields 7% mogrosides
  • Non-glycemic, does not raise blood sugar levels
  • Under investigation as a potential tumor inhibitor
  • Possibly possesses strong antioxidant properties
  • May help to speed up the fat burning process
  • May help promote heart health
  • Does not stimulate insulin production or fat storage
  • May aid healthy digestive

Suggested Use: Mix 1/4 teaspoon (0.7g) with recipes, tea, yogurt or add to your favorite smoothie. Three teaspoons of our luo han guo powder is equal to about one cup of sugar.

Miscellaneous Facts about our Luo Han Guo 7% Extract Powder

Ingredients: Luo Han Guo fruit extract and a small amount of non-GMO maltodextrin.*

Parts Used: Whole, Luo Han (No Seed).

Botanical Name: Siraitia grosvenorii (formerly called Momordica grosvenori).

Other Names: Lohanguo, Luohanguo, Lo han guo, lo han kuo, luo han guo, lor hon kor, ge si wei ruo guo, ra kan ka, monk fruit, arhat fruit, momordica fruit, Momordicae grosvenori fructus, longevity fruit, magic fruit.

Origin: Grown and extracted in China. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.

*This product contains a small amount of tapioca starch, which is a starch made from organically grown non-GMO yuca root (cassava root). This starch acts as a drying agent and is necessary to keep this powder from clumping into hard chunks or one solid brick. Please go here to learn more about why we use non-GMO Yuca Maltodextrin in some products.


How to Maintain Optimum Freshness

  • Our  Luo Han Guo Extract Powder is packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness.
  • Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency.
  • Keep your Luo Han Guo Extract Powder in a cool, dark, dry place.

This product is 100% natural and minimally processed:
Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch. Go here to learn why our products may naturally vary.

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