Frequently Asked Questions

Monk Fruit

What’s Monk Fruit?

Monk Fruit (natively known as luo han guo) is a sweet fruit. Pure Monk Fruit extract is about 150-300x sweeter than sugar. The fruit is used as a sugar replacement to sweeten many foods. Monk Fruit is a popular sugar substitute as the extract taken from the fruit is 100% natural, 0 calories, 0 net carbs and has many health benefits. More Monk Fruit facts can be found here.

What are the benefits of Monk Fruit?

Monk Fruit is a 100% pure and natural sugar alternative. The extract has 0 calories, 0 net carbs. Monk Fruit does not raise blood sugar levels. The antioxidants in Monk Fruit called Mogrosides have anti-inflammatory properties. Find out more here.

Where does Monk Fruit originate from?

Originally discovered by the Buddhist Monk’s thousands of years ago in the mountains of the Guilin area, Southern China. The monks believed that the sweet tasting fruit would heal people also bringing long life, so it became known as the ‘longevity fruit.’ The fruit still today in cultivated in the mountainous range of Guilin.

Buddha Fruit Products

Are your products, 100% Pure Monk Fruit extract?

Our Lo han guo (powdered Monk Fruit extract), Golden lo han guo (powder Monk Fruit extract) and Lo han honey (liquid Monk Fruit extract) are 100% pure Monk Fruit. No other ingredients have been added.

What’s the difference between Lo han guo (the blue packet) and Golden lo han guo (the orange packet)?

Both Lo Han Guo and Golden Lo Han Guo are pure 100% Monk Fruit extracts. This may leave you a little confused to what the difference is between the two. Well to explain… Monk Fruit is composed of compounds called MogrosideV. MogrosideV is what gives us that super sweet taste. To put it simply, a higher percentage of MogrosideV will mean the extract will be sweeter.

 

Lo Han Guo has a MogrosideV percentage of 40%, whereas Golden Lo Han Guo has a percentage of 25%. As Golden Lo Han Guo has a lower percentage of MogrosideV, this means it is a little less sweet in comparison to Lo Han Guo. Golden Lo Han Guo will be a golden colour whereas Lo Han Guo is an almond white. Some say the Golden Lo Han Guo preserves that fruity taste too.

 

Monk Fruit extract richer in MogrosideV is accomplished via additional purification steps. Each of the fruits contain around 0.5% MogrosideV. So to achieve 25% MogrosideV, around 50 monk Fruits will be purified. Nearby 80 Monk Fruits will be cleansed to achieve 40% MogrosideV.

Are your products Organic?

Our Lo Han Guo, Golden Lo Han Guo & Lo Han Honey are certified as organic.

Are your products non-GMO?

All of our products have not been genetically modified in anyway.

Shipping & Delivery

Where do you ship in the World?

We ship worldwide. You can find out our shipping delivery times here.

Wholesale

Do you offer Wholesale prices?

Yes we certainly do. If you are interested in becoming a Buddha Fruit wholesaler we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch at [email protected]