About Us

A personal story. A global quest.

Every day, more and more people all over the world come to the realisation that sugar isn’t quite as sweet as we’ve been lead to believe.

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.

Ancient goodness, newly discovered

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. 

Benefits of Monkfruit:

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:

  • Anti-Inflammation: Instead of causing inflammation like artificial sweeteners, monkfruit is found to reduce inflammation instead. It’s anti-histamine effects has long been observed in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), where flu-like discomforts and fevers are treated with boiled monkfruit tea.
  • Anti-Cancer Effects: Monkfruit contains mogrosides that promote the death of tumour cells as seen in a growing number of studies and increased protective genes involved in dna repair. 
  • A potent antioxidant:
  • Prevents tooth decay as monkfruit contains no carbs and sugars hence does not form acids and feed bacteria.
  • It also has a very light and pleasant taste, making it suitable for enhancing all types of recipes. 
  • Weight-loss and insulin management: Zero carbs and glycemic response, hence suitable for low carb, keto diets and is diabetic friendly. May combat obesity and diabetes by significantly decreasing sugar, total cholesterol and triglycerides levels in the blood
  • Potent antioxidant – inhibits effects of free radicals and protects against dna damage.
  • May be anti-aging – mogrosides decreased the markers linked to strength and mobility in older folks
  • May be anti-fibrotic – reduces cell surface tension, hence preventing the formation of fibrotic growths
  • May promote heart health – significant link to decrease in total cholesterol and increased HDL
  • May reduce fatigue – decreased fatigue and increased endurance in animal studies
  • Protects liver by breaking down cholesterol and protecting liver from oxidative damage, as well as reactivating liver enzymes
  • Protects against infections like coughs and sore throats through antimicrobial effects