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Mogroside, another healthy "sweet" choice

作者: 合健生物    来源:  Chang Sha Heking Biotechnology Co., Ltd.    时间: 2020-11-05

Regarding steviol glycosides, you can refer to the absence of post-bitterness. As consumers and businesses continue to pursue low-sugar diets, sugar substitute raw materials have attracted more and more attention. Natural functional sweeteners represented by steviol glycosides and mogrosides are particularly prominent. "Steviol glycosides"? Here will mainly introduce another important mogroside.

1. What is Mogroside?

Mogroside is a low-calorie sweetener. It is the main active ingredient in Luo Han Guo. It is prepared from Luo Han Guo as a raw material through boiling, extraction, concentration, and drying. The molecular structure of Mogroside is as shown in the figure below.

The total content of mogroside in dried fruits is 3.775-3.858%. It is a light yellow powder and is easily soluble in water and dilute ethanol.

2. What are the advantages of mogroside as a sweetener?

Application advantage

Mogroside has high sweetness, low conversion, no bad flavor, light color, good formation and stability. It is stable in a neutral aqueous solution at 100℃, and will not be destroyed by continuous heating in the air at 120℃. It is a non-fermented substance. , Not easy to mildew, not affected by pH value (pH value is between 2-10).


Momordica grosvenori is a chronic traditional medicinal and food homologous plant. It is native to tropical and subtropical mountainous areas such as Guangxi, Guangdong, Hunan and Jiangxi. It has been used for folk medicine in Guangxi for more than 300 years.

Traditional medicine believes that Luo Han Guo can nourish the lungs and relieve cough, cool the blood, and relax the bowel;

Modern pharmacological studies have confirmed that Luo Han Guo has pharmacological effects such as relieving cough and expectorating, regulating gastrointestinal movement, enhancing immunity, anti-oxidation, protecting liver, and inhibiting caries caused by denatured streptococcus.

Many in vitro experiments, cell experiments and animal experiments show that a certain dose of mogroside also has the effects of expectorant and antitussive, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, scavenging free radicals and anti-oxidation, lowering blood sugar, protecting liver, and enhancing immunity. In addition, mogroside may have other functional effects in addition to being a sweetener, and the specific mechanism of action and the effect on the human body need more in-depth research.

Three, application status

Approved in 1996, the product is a food additive. It can be used as a sweetener to partially or completely replace sucrose and widely used in various foods, especially as a substitute sugar for obesity and diabetes patients. In January 2017, food safety The national standard food additive mogroside glycoside was officially implemented. The FDA approved mogroside to replace foods in 2002. Currently, countries that allow mogroside to be used as food additives include Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

In addition to being a natural sweetener, many manufacturers also use mogroside to develop a variety of food and supplement supplements, such as throat lozenges, beverages, and granules.


The current Luo Han Guo food processing industry is mainly embodied in the production of Luo Han Guo sweet meal, Luo Han Guo extract and other Luo Han Guo extracts, the baking and sales of Luo Han Guo raw fruits, and the production of some traditional Luo Han Guo flavored pastes, sugars, blocks, and granules using Luo Han Guo extracts. , Tea, beverages and other low-end convenience foods have a single industrial structure and simple product categories.

In the future, the focus of food development can increase the added value of momordica grosvenori products, and use the functional properties of mogroside to develop the application of momordica grosvenori from traditional foods to functional and healthy new foods.