If you think that monk fruit is only reserved for Nick Offerman’s mustache or Ron Swanson’s survival kit, then maybe it’s time to check your facts. Just like any other plant, the monk fruit has gained quite a following among health enthusiasts and gardeners alike.
Whether you plan to use it as a sweetener or simply want an excuse to add another quirky plant in your collection, this guide will show you where to find the elusive monk fruticus, and how to take care of it once you’ve brought it home.
What is a Monk Fruit Plant?
Before we dive deep into this strange world of shrubs with funky names, let’s first determine what exactly a monk fruit plant is. The scientific name of this fascinating species is Siraitia grosvenorii–but if that sounds too boring for you, its pseudo-monastic moniker might be more appealing.
The monk fruit plant comes from southern China where its sweet fruits have been used as medicine since ancient times due to their anti-inflammatory properties. Today they are popular among dieters because they are calorie-free alternatives to sugar.
But enough with all these serious stuff! You’re here because you want some (fruits)!
So without any further ado (yes I said “ado”), let me present:
Places You Can Find That Sweet Little Sucker
No matter how odd the name may seem initially; finding fresh monsieux furtes in large grocery stores shouldn’t be difficult at all- okay who am I kidding? THEY ARE DIFFICULT TO FIND!! But there’s always room for hope!
When shopping in supermarkets such as Walmart or Target make sure TO wander through aisles beyond their produce section – particularly those meant for food supplements –where managers hide rare plants out of public sight (sneaky, sneaky!).
For those of you who are tired of fruitless search in typical grocery stores, I suggest perusing shelves at specialty shops. Health stores such as Whole Foods and Sprouts prominently sell alternative sweeteners plant-based foods.
And if they don’t have it? Just ask any staff member for help! (Nothing can go wrong here!)
Local Farmer Markets
Anyone will tell you – there’s nothing better than buying fresh produce DIRECTLY FROM THE SOURCE. Visit your local farmer’s market to not only support your neighborhood economy but also find rare plants that more conservative retailers may overlook.
Many small farmers even offer workshops on sustainable gardening so (dust off those overalls) put on them hiking shoes and perhaps gain a new skill while procuring some monk fruits!
If leaving the house just isn’t an option during these crazy times or lazy mornings-let me introduce you to a digital world where most rare things exist—online shopping platforms!
Sites like Amazon, eBay,and Alibaba.com usually carry all kinds of exotic plants (some with optional Prime shipping) so take advantage of features like customer reviews before making a purchase (<< this is called “reconnaissance”>>)
Please take note though-that since monk trees require attention all throughout its growing stages(or avoid growing altogether), be sure ONLY to buy from reputable online sellers( or y’know face seemingly insurmountable consequences).
This now ends our tour for where to buy monk fruit plants, but the real adventure really begins afterward. Now that we’ve discovered how and where to obtain one let’s not just kill it after putting all the hard work into finding one. Remember: growing monks requires patience, discipline, possibly some daily ritualistic chanting(netflix provides bingeworthy sounds to provide background noise)—and most importantly, love.
Or you know, just get an aloe vera tree instead.
Now excuse me while I go get some monk fruit tea and calligraphy supplies – this monk business is quite catching!
Hey there, I’m Dane Raynor, and I’m all about sharing fascinating knowledge, news, and hot topics. I’m passionate about learning and have a knack for simplifying complex ideas. Let’s explore together!
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