Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Monk Fruit is a round, green melon that grows on vines on remote mountaintops in central Asia. The fruit has been cultivated for centuries.
    An extract from the fruit has been recently re-discovered as an ingredient ideally suited for sweetening foods and beverages. Monk Fruit Extract is about 150X sweeter than sugar and contributes zero calories per serving
    of NECTRESSE™ Natural No Calorie Sweetener.
  • NECTRESSE™ Natural No Calorie Sweetener is a combination of deliciously sweet Monk Fruit Extract blended with other natural sweeteners
    (erythritol, sugar and molasses) to bring you the rich sweet taste of
    sugar without all the calories.
  • Yes, Monk Fruit Extract is heat stable, so you can bake and cook with it. NECTRESSE™ Natural No Calorie Sweetener is perfect for sweetening savory sauces like tomato sauce, entrees like chili, homemade jams and jellies, delicious desserts like rice pudding, and so much more. It is important to note, however, that NECTRESSE™ Sweetener is more concentrated than sugar -- ¼ teaspoon of NECTRESSE™ Natural No Calorie Sweetener = the sweetness of 1 teaspoon of sugar. For best results in baking, we suggest replacing sugar with our product in small amounts at first, to find the right amount of sweetness for you.
  • Yes, people with diabetes need to carefully watch the amount of
    carbohydrate they eat and NECTRESSE™ Natural No Calorie Sweetener
    is a great new way for them to reduce calories and carbohydrate from
    sugar. In a meal plan for people with diabetes, up to 2 packets or up to
    1 teaspoon of NECTRESSE™ Sweetener is considered a "free food".

    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Diabetes Association consider a free food to be any food or beverage that contains less than 20 calories and 5 grams or less of carbohydrate per serving.
    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Diabetes Association consider a free food to be any food or beverage that contains less than 20 calories and 5 grams or less of carbohydrate per serving.