Anyone on here done any research or looked into Luo Han Guo extract? It's sometimes called monk fruit extract. http://www.znaturalfoods.com/Luo-Han-Guo-Extract-Powder-1-lb I ordered a package a while back and I've been using it when I need a sweetener to cook with. It doesn't have as strong of an after taste as stevia does. I don't think it's as tasty as honey, but unlike the honey, I don't get any sort of sugar crash after I eat it.
Mark Sisson has given it the green light. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-paleo-pork-rinds-cottage-cheese-monk-fruit-sweetener-sago-elderberry-syrup/#axzz2QUPIEWHs
Here's the wikipedia page on it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siraitia_grosvenorii
I was just wondering if anyone else had played around with this and why it's not more widely used. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
Also, I was curious if it could be used to replace the sugar in charcuterie recipes.
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