3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||292.29 g·mol−1|
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Monatin, commonly known as arruva, is a naturally occurring, high intensity sweetener isolated from the plant Sclerochiton ilicifolius, found in the Transvaal region of South Africa. Monatin contains no carbohydrate or sugar, and nearly no food energy, unlike sucrose or other nutritive sweeteners.
The name "monatin" is derived from the indigenous word for it, "molomo monate," which literally means "mouth nice." 
It is 3000 times sweeter than sugar.
- US application 20,050,106,305 , Timothy W. Abraham, Cargill
- "Sweeteners and Sugar Alternatives in Food Technology," Kay O'Donnell and Malcolm Kearsley, 2012
- "The Quest For a Natural Sugar Substitute," Daniel Engber, The New York Times, 01 January 2014