Herb Profile: MONK'S FRUIT

Keville, Kathi
March 2013
American Herb Association Quarterly Newsletter;Spring2013, Vol. 28 Issue 2, pp3
The article offer information about Siraitia grosvenorii which is commonly known as Monk fruit in Southern China and Thailand. It states that it is a perennial gourd that belongs to the plant family Cucurbitaceae and mainly used in China to sweeten foods and drinks. It mentions that monk fruit also offers medicinal properties and can be used as an antioxidant and has been recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


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