Monk Fruit Sweetener

Monk fruit is a small, green gourd that resembles a melon. It's grown in Southeast Asia. The fruit was first used by Buddhist monks in the 13th century, hence the fruit's unusual name. The fruit is dried and used to make medicinal teas. Monk fruit sweeteners are made from the fruit's extract. Monk fruit is similar to stevia but doesn't have the bitter aftertaste that stevia does. Use in very small doses to sweeten desserts, coffee, tea and any baking recipe