Monk Fruit Reviews

Monk Fruit Reviews

The monk fruit is a small green melon that is native to China [1]. It has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for many years, but it is only recently making its way to this part of the world.

People on a keto diet, low carb diet, or low glycemic diet are really enjoying this relatively new “discovery.”

The following monk fruit reviews are simple and to the point. They highlight details about taste, sweetness, carbs, and side effects. However, I will start by saying that when it comes to cookies, cakes, and breads – I  have never been a low carb sugar substitute fan! I could never get use to the taste and the side effects that can result from some sugar substitutes.

I do enjoy the taste of sugar-free drinks. However, the taste of sugar-free desserts have been a real  struggle for me over the years, so up to this point, I had essentially just stopped eating desserts. Because of this, I am really excited to share my monk fruit reviews with you! Monk Fruit In The Raw is clearly different!

Monk Fruit Reviews#1 – Taste

The first review is about the taste. I opened a packet of Monk Fruit in The Raw and sampled it right from the package. Immediately I could tell that this low carb sugar substitute is different! It actually has a pleasant and naturally sweet taste, not a chemically sweet taste or a bitter aftertaste.

Next, I added 1 packet to a small cup of coffee with unsweetened plain almond milk. The taste was very pleasant and sufficiently sweet. If I had done the same with a packet of Xylitol or Stevia, it would not have been nearly sweet enough and/or too bitter to drink.

#2 – Sweetness

As stated, the Monk Fruit in The Raw tastes really sweet by comparison. Therefore, a little can go a long way in a low carb dessert or drink.  After researching, I discovered that the monk fruit extract is nearly 300 times sweeter than regular sugar! [2] Plus it contains zero calories and zero carbs! Therefore, monk fruit does not raise blood sugar levels or contribute to your overall carb intake. Since monk fruit is sweeter than sugar, this sweetener may seem to be a counterproductive sugar substitute on a keto or low carb diet. However, it actually yields some very beneficial results!

Monk Fruit Reviews

#3 – Zero Carbs

Because of how sweet Monk Fruit is, it keeps your low carb desserts much lower in carbs than other sugar substitutes. Other sugar substitutes may have the same serving size with 2 grams of carbs per serving.  While a serving of Monk Fruit in The Raw has less than 0.5 gram of carbs per serving.  You would easily have to use 3-4 times more of some sugar substitutes (adding more carbs) just to make it taste sweet enough in comparison to the amount needed to sweeten it with monk fruit.

#4 – Side Effects

And the last part of the Monk Fruit reviews will address side effects! There are no know side effect to Monk Fruit! Besides the aforementioned unique taste provided by other sugar substitutes, many of them can result in significant gastric episodes. Monk Fruit does not cause diarrhea, gas, bloating, or chemical allergies. While other low carb sugar substitutes may be tolerable in taste, your digestive system may be more intolerable.


With that being said – look forward to more low carb dessert recipes that include Monk Fruit in The Raw! Please leave your experiences or questions about using low carb monk fruit. I hope you enjoyed the Monk Fruit Reviews, please like and subscribe.

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