Excerpt from The Independent
Foods and beverages sweetened with Chinese monk fruit will be hitting US grocery store shelves within the year and could become another all-natural, zero-calorie weapon against obesity and diabetes.
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About 300 times sweeter than sugar, the monk fruit – which looks like a small, green melon – is the latest all-natural sweetener to edge its way into the food and beverage market.
The biggest player making waves currently is stevia, a plant that’s been used in Paraguay and Brazil for hundreds of years for its sweetening and medicinal properties.
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