Stevia is a herb native to South America and Monk Fruit is a type of gourd first cultivated by Chinese Buddhist monks in the 13th Century. Both foods have been used for centuries as a way to naturally sweeten food and beverages, however, their sweetness does not come from sugar but their unique natural chemicals (steviosides and mogrosides). These compounds provide a level of sweetness around 200 times that of regular sugar and do not impact blood sugar levels, making this blend ideal for those requiring stable energy levels or less sugar in their diet.
Stevia with Monk Fruit is around 200 times sweeter than regular sugar therefore a little goes a long way.
Usage ratio: Approx. 1/16 teaspoon Stevia with Monk Fruit = 1 teaspoon regular sugar.
Use to sweeten beverages, sauces, baking and cooking.
- Monk fruit powder, natural dextrin free flow. No preservatives or other additives.
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