monk fruit sweetener

We’ve been using monk fruit a lot for items at the Source, so I thought I’d tell you a little bit about why we LOVE this alternative to sugar.

Monk fruit sweetener is simply the juice extracted from monk fruit, dried into a powder form.  It has 0 calories and doesn’t impact blood sugar levels, making it ideal for diabetics. It’s 150 to 200 times as sweet as sugar, and sometimes has a slight aftertaste, but not as much as something like stevia. So far, there have been no negative side affects noted, and we’ve been loving it at the source!  We’re using it for baked goods and raw sweet treats.

The biggest downside to monk fruit is that it grows in Southeast Asia, it’s difficult to grow and expensive to import.

If you want to experiment with it at home, try a pure monk fruit extract.  I can’t wait to hear what you think!



2 Comments Add yours

  1. Monk fruit is the seeetneer used by Julian Bakery in their products. I love their pegan protein bars and their Paleo egg white protein powders.
    I finally took a trip from Pasadena to Hermosa to try your cafe. Absolutely love what you’re doing! I’m a vegetarian and grain free diabetic, so eating out can be tricky. I found The Source to have many options. I really enjoyed the yam pudding!
    Thanks, Chef Amber!
    Courtney C


    1. chef amber says:

      Hi Courtney! Thank you for coming to HB to see us! I’m so glad you found food at the Source. You are the reason we do what we do! Hope to see you soon!

      Liked by 1 person

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