The Origins of Monk Fruit Sweetener

Monk fruit, scientifically known as Siraitia grosvenorii (sih-RAI-tee-uh grohs-VEN-or-ee), is a small, round fruit native to China and parts of Southeast Asia. It has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine for its therapeutic properties and as a natural sweetener. The sweetener is derived from the fruit’s extract and has gained popularity as a sugar alternative due to its impressive health benefits.

man in china selling monk fruit at his produce stand