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Reduce Sugar with MonkSweet+!

MonkSweet+ is a natural sweetening solution that brings together optimal levels of proprietary steviol glycosides, monk fruit extract, and erythritol—a sugar alcohol derived through microbial fermentation. This combination offers multiple advantages. Stevia and monk fruit are high intensity sweeteners, with about 150 to 250 times the sweetness of sucrose. When formulating, extremely low percentages of these sweeteners are required, and because of their intense sweetening power, their use must be carefully controlled.

Since such small amounts are used to deliver the same sweetness as sucrose, the resulting formula lacks solids—these must be built back to achieve a comparable mouthfeel. Where MonkSweet+ really shines is in its ability to mask off notes. When combined, these sweetening compounds provide a neutral flavor profile that can be used as a plug-and-play replacement for sugar. On its own, stevia can have off-notes reminiscent of licorice. Monk fruit is used as a natural flavor enhancer that helps mask the off flavors of nearly all compounds which express off-notes in solution.

Erythritol can contribute a mild cooling effect which is masked by the unique combination of glycosides in MonkSweet+. This optimized low-calorie, sweetening solution allows formulators to remove or reduce added sugar in a variety of foods including beverages, sauces, dairy products, confections, and baked goods—with just 0.2 calories per gram. MonkSweet+ is non-GMO and kosher. Because our MonkSweet+ is derived without the use of chemicals, it can be used to support a clean label claim.

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