Common Name: Monk Fruit, Luo Han Guo

Botanical Name: Siraitia grosvenorii

Growing Region: China, Thailand


  • MonkGold™  MV 55%, MV 50% and MV 40%
  • MonkSweet™  MV 25%


Luo han guo, or monk fruit, is one of the most recent additions to the global natural sweetener market and is among one of the most exciting ingredients to be approved. Luo han guo not only offers natural sweetening for a variety of finished food and beverage applications but offers a well-rounded sucrose-like taste profile that formulators are hard pressed to find from other natural options.

GLG has made significant investments in the luo han guo market to offer the same vertical integration as GLG’s stevia portfolio, allowing for unparalleled quality and full traceability from fruit to final product. Through close relationships with our farmers and many learnings from our stevia production expertise, GLG’s luo han guo portfolio offers a number of purity levels providing our customers with a variety of taste profiles and prices that fit a wide spectrum of product formulation budgets.



• All natural non-nutritive sweetener with a better taste
profile compared to stevia
• 100% water soluble
• Superior flavor and mouthfeel
• Minimal bitterness, astringency and off-notes
compared to alternatives in the market
• Excellent taste parity to sugar at moderate to high
sugar reduction levels leading to success in a wide
variety of food formulations
• Works well when blended with other caloric/noncaloric sweeteners
• Works very well in tandem with stevia
• Stable in processing and storage
• pH and heat stable
• Can be used in most food applications
• Zero-glycemic index – suitable for diabetics



Monk fruit is stable across many
food applications, and can be used
synergistically with stevia in food and
beverage formulations. The following are
some common applications:
• Beverages
o Flavored bottled water
o Functional bottled water
o Lemonade/limeade
o Carbonates
o Liquid concentrates
o Fruit/herbal tea
o Plant-based hot drinks
o Powder concentrates
o Still RTD tea
o Frozen juice drinks
• Dairy
o Ice cream
o Fruited spoonable yoghurt
• Packaged Foods
o Tablets
o Chocolate spreads
o Muesli
o Jam and preserves
o Licorice
o Pastilles, gums, jellies and
o Nutritional/sport bars

Sweetness Potency

The sweetness of GLG’s monk fruit products range from 160-300X depending on the MV content, as shown in the table below:

sweetness potency chart

Regulatory Status

regulatory status monk fruit

Labeling Status

Can be used in tabletop applications and in Natural Health Products (NHP) as flavoring agent and/or

Affirmed GRAS and can be used in wide range of applications

Can be used in flavouring preparation


Food Safety and Quality:

• Quality control and food safety is one of GLG`s
top priorities
• All facilities meet and/or exceed global GMP standards
• Major multinational food and beverage companies conduct
regular audits
• All facilities are third-party certified on an annual basis for:
o GMP o Halal
o ISO o Kosher
o FSSC 22000 o Non-GMO Project Verification

Supports Clean Labels

• Natural and zero-calorie claims
• Non-GMO Project Verified
• Kosher
• Halal
• Hypoallergenic
• Gluten-Free

GLG’s Competitive Advantage

GLG Life Tech fully controls our growing and harvesting of monk fruit. GLG’s state-of-the-art manufacturing
facilities produce high quality monk fruit extracts. With the full vertically integrated supply chain and modern
facilities, GLG produces the best-tasting monk fruit extract in the market.