HPLC-ESI-MS/MS Method Simultaneously Quantifies Eight Mogrosides of Monk Fruit

Monk fruit (MF) (luo han guo; Siraitia grosvenorii, Cucurbitaceae) has been used for thousands of years as both a natural sweetener and traditional medicine. Recent interest in MF as a natural sweetener and its generally recognized as safe (GRAS) status has resulted in new MF sweeteners in the US market. The active ingredients in MF that … Continue reading HPLC-ESI-MS/MS Method Simultaneously Quantifies Eight Mogrosides of Monk Fruit

Meta-analysis Supports Efficacy of Hibiscus for Hypertension

Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa, Malvaceae) is consumed in foods, beverages, wine, jam, ice cream, and as a flavoring agent. Its reputed medicinal uses include cardioprotective, anti-atherosclerotic, anti-obesity, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, and hepatoprotective effects. Bioactive constituents include organic acids, anthocyanins, a variety of flavonoids, polysaccharides, and volatile compounds. Flowers and calyxes of hibiscus are consumed in beverages to … Continue reading Meta-analysis Supports Efficacy of Hibiscus for Hypertension