What is Lo Han Guo?
Lo Han Guo
Han Guo is an exotic fruit extract that has been commercially available since the mid 1990’s. This extract has zero
calories and zero glycemic impact, making it safe for diabetics and hypoglycemics to use.
Lo han guo is a round green fruit (Siraitia grosvenori) that belongs to the Curcubitaceae family, along with
the cucumber, melon, squash and gourd. It grows in warm, humid and shady areas in southern China, mainly in the Guangxi Province.
Lo han guo is seldom eaten fresh because it is difficult to store and it quickly ferments, creating unpleasant flavours.
The sweet taste of lo han guo is attributed to the mogrosides, which are a group
of terpene glycosides known to be 250 times sweeter than sucrose.