What is monk fruit and why is it used in Kura?

Monk fruit has traditionally been grown on steep forested mountains in small family orchards in Southern China. Until now, there hasn’t been a lot of it. According to legend, monk fruit or Luo Han Guo (it’s Chinese name), is named after the Buddhist monks who first cultivated it nearly 800 years ago. Ever since then it has been treasured for its health-giving powers and its unique low calorie sweetness. Now the world has finally discovered this amazing little fruit, which means you will be able to enjoy the healthy, great-tasting sweetness of monk fruit in some of your favorite foods and beverages. It is fully approved for use in the US as a zero calorie natural sweetener and is used widely in a range of products from yogurt to beverages. 

We believe monk fruit is one of the best zero-calorie, 100% natural sweeteners. It does not add any sugars to the nutritional profile. It’s not a sugar alcohol or chemical derivative but simply a fruit powder or liquid. Monk fruit originates from Southern China, where the leaves and extracts have long been valued for their intense sweetness and health benefits.

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