Monk Fruit

What is it?

Monk fruit, also known as lo han guo or Swingle fruit (Siraitia grosvenorii), is a small round fruit native to southern China. Monk fruit sweeteners are created from the fruit juice, and contain zero calories per serving. Used for centuries in Eastern medicine as a cold and digestive aid, Monk fruit also comes with antioxidant properties.  1

In recent years, pharmacological studies have shown several health protective properties of monk fruit such as liver protection, anti-oxidative, anti-hyperglycemic, anti-asthmatic, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory action. 2 

Monk fruit sweeteners have been permitted as generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the FDAsince 2010.


  • Derived from fruit, it is all natural and not artificial
  • All the sweetness, none of the calories
  • Unlike other sweeteners, monk fruit in not linked to any potential digestive issues


  1.  Everything You Need to Know about Monk Fruit Sweeteners. Food Insight. (2021, February 26). 
  2. Pandey, Arun & Chauhan, Om. (2020). Monk fruit (Siraitia grosvenorii) - health aspects and food applications.