DESCRIPTION

Monk Fruit

The fruit extract, also referred to as monk fruit or lo han guo, is about 200 times sweeter than sugar and is a natural zero-calorie sweetener. Extracts from lo han guo have been used for many years by local populations in southern China to treat colds, sore throats and minor stomach and intestinal complaints. Today, processors extract the natural sweetener from monk fruit by crushing the fruit and infusing it with hot water.

Monk Fruit is an extract of the Luo Han Guo fruit and mogroside V is the principal sweetening component. Other components include: mogroside II, mogroside III, mogroside IV, mogroside VI, flavonoids, melanoidins, and protein fragments. It is off-white to light yellow powder, and a non-nutritive sweetener. Monk Fruit Extract is freely soluble in water and is approximately 230-260 times sweeter than sucrose.

Formula: C60H102O29 (mogroside V)

CAS: 88901-36-4 (mogroside V)

Molecular Weight: 1287.43

Flashpoint: Not Applicable

SUGGESTED USES

Beverages, Table-top sweeteners, Baked Goods, Cereals, Confections, Dairy

SPECIFICATIONS

Test Item Specification
Appearance Light yellow powder
Identification Meet Requirements
Purity (on dry basis) ≥ 50 %
Loss on Drying (135 C ± 2 C 2hr) ≤ 6.0%
Ash (600 C 2 hr) ≤ 5.0%
Arsenic ≤ 0.5ppm
Cadmium ≤ 1.0ppm
Lead ≤ 1.0ppm
Residual Solvents/Organic Impurities ≤ 0.5% Ethanol
≤ 0.5% Methanol
Pesticides Complies to FCC

FORMS

Powder Mogroside V (20%-80%)

PACKAGING

20 kg cardboard drum with two PE liner bags.

SHIPPING & HANDLING

Recommended to be shipped in an odor-free environment. Low humidity conditions are recommended to minimize caking/degradation potentials.

STORAGE

Store in a well-closed place with constant low temperature and no direct sun light.

SHELF LIFE

The shelf life of this material is 2 years from the date of manufacture if stored in recommended environment. Product should be reevaluated if it exceeds expiration date.

CONFORMITY WITH

This material is Kosher, Parve and Halal Certified.

ADDITIONAL INFO

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