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Mogroside monk fruit as sweetener

May 06, 2020

Mogroside monk fruit as sweetener

Luo Han Guo extract (typically Mogroside) consists of several Mogrosides. It is also called Mogroside sweetener, mogroside sugar.They all share the common aglycone Mogrol, of which Mogroside V (Mogroside V) is the main sweet component of sweet glycosides, accounting for 30% to 40% of the total sweet glycosides.
Its sweetness is about 265 to 344 times that of sucrose. Such property makes sweet glycoside V content used as an indicator of the quality of Mogroside.
Its content is generally tested by HPLC method.


2. Ideal additive for diabetic patients

Luo Han Guo , Monk fruit extract (Mogroside) is easily soluble in water without precipitation. The extract contains 80% or more mogrosides. Sweet glycosides are nearly 300 times sweeter than sugar and low in calories. It is an ideal additive for diabetic patients that is stable and non-fermentative.

The large amount of sugar contained in Luo Han Guo is not glucose, but "terpene glycoside" and a small amount of fructose. Since the small intestine does not absorb terpene glycosides,
It will only be completely eliminated from the body, so naturally it will not be converted into heat. If you can make good use of it, it should be the best substitute for sugar, suitable for sweet love and want to lose weight, or you must control the sugar intake
Take the amount of people, such as diabetic patients.

Luo Han Guo or monk fruit extract is the most ideal sugar substitute for diabetic patients. It can not only offer occasional intake of the sweet for diabetic patients , but its terpene glycosides can also play a role like diet fiber , slowing the time for glucose to reach the small intestine, so that the blood sugar level will not rise sharply after a meal.

3. Stevie VS Monk fruit/ Stevioside VS Mogroside

monk fruit is currently the best natural sweetener on the market, but due to harsh planting conditions, resulting in low yield, high price and high cost, it has not been put into use in large quantities. In contrast, stevioside has high yield and low cost, and is more widely used commercially.

In terms of efficacy, neither of them participates in human metabolism, does not cause blood sugar to rise, is not used by bacteria, and does not cause caries.

As far as practicability is concerned, Luo Han Guo sweets can be directly used in daily catering, but stevia is so sweet that bitter in late taste, which is not suitable for direct consumption.