For us, the epiphany came several years ago when our founder Simon Kee undertook a radical re-evaluation of his lifestyle and diet.
The health challenges faced by himself and loved ones gave him the impetus to do an in-depth study of what modern science is revealing to us about nature and human health.
Part of this quest is to find a more balanced and natural way to sweeten the foods we love every day.
The answer is found in the pristine mountains of Guilin, in the form of nature’s most blissfully simple sweetener, the humble monkfruit.
By itself, monkfruit extract or mogrocides are intensely sweet and has a strong musky flavour. After a long journey of research and development with various food labs in Singapore and abroad, a prized blend is created that is a light and delicious alternative to cane sugar.
Blyss Monkfruit sweetener is versatile in all ways, yet without any of the negatives that traditional glucose brings to the table.
Now it’s time to share it with the world.
Blyss Monkfruit grows in the austere mountain regions of Guilin. The monkfruit itself is nature’s miracle – it is an herb used by the Chinese since ancient times, but recently received new attention when scientists unveiled the amazing benefits of mogrocides which have little or no impact on blood sugar and yet is 150 to 200 times sweeter than cane sugar. Besides its being treasured as a rare natural sweetener, monk fruit mogrocides are one of the most potent antioxidants available to man.
Monk fruits are small and round vine fruits that got their names from monks who used to grow them. They have long been the herb of choice by the chinese to sweeten foods, to bring down body heat, treat flu and indigestion.
The all natural fruit extract is derived from the fruit pulp, and contains zero carbohydrates and calories. It’s sweetness comes from the amazing compound in the fruit called mograsides. The interesting characteristic of mogracides is that they do not get absorbed by the body in the upper intestinal tract but only in the large intestine where they nourish gut microbes. This means that the sugars in the mogrosides do not contribute to any calories or carbs to our diet – and hence have zero or negligible insulin impact.
Unlike artificial sweeteners like sucralose and aspartame which have been found to have adverse effects on the gut microbiome and health, Blyss Monkfruit sweetener is all natural and safe. Not only does it not have a negative effects on the body, it actually could enhance it very surprising ways: