Lakanto® Classic Monk Fruit Sweetener
Lakanto® sugar substitute is like no other,
you will be able to taste the
- All natural & Non-GMO
- Kosher Certified
- Zero calories
- Zero glycemic index
- All Purpose
- As sweet as sugar
- Ideal for weight management
All-natural and All-purpose
Lakanto® White is a zero-calorie sugar substitute that tastes and cooks like sugar, but with one big difference: its zero calories and zero glycemic index won’t affect your blood sugar levels.
Lakanto® White can be used just like regular sugar – it adds clean sweetness to coffee or tea, baked goods, fruit salads and much more!
This latest addition to the Lakanto® family is great for cooking as it does not alter the taste or color of your food.
New Lakanto White
Thanks to an extra-pure Monk Fruit extract made from early-harvest fruit, Lakanto® White has a clean and transparent sweetness with no aftertaste. The crisp flavor and texture are so close to real sugar – you’ll be amazed! Unlike bland, powdery sweeteners, Lakanto® resembles natural sugar and has no aftertaste.
Lakanto® White is made from natural ingredients and contains no colors, preservatives or additives of any kind.
100% Natural, Vegan Ingredients
Lakanto® White is a proprietary blend of two special ingredients, Erythritol and Monk Fruit (Luo Han Guo). Erythritol is a sugar alcohol produced through the fermentation of non-GMO certified corn. It exists in many foods such as grapes, mushrooms, cheese, wine and beer.
The other ingredient – high purity Monk Fruit (Luo Han Guo) extract –
is what makes Lakanto® White so unique. Grown mainly around
Guilin Mountains in southern China, this prized fruit has been
used for thousands of years, earning it the nickname,
“The Longevity Fruit.”
Monk Fruit (Luo Han Guo) is often used as a sweetener on its own,
but it is impractical due to its intense sweetness and strong taste.
In 1996, using a patented process, SARAYA became the first and only company to successfully integrate Monk Fruit (Luo Han Guo) into a tabletop sweetener, creating a delicious one-of-a-kind product as sweet as sugar. Lakanto® also lacks the bitterness often associated with Monk Fruit (Luo Han Guo)-based sweeteners.
Lakanto® White goes the extra step, using a higher-purity extract from early-harvest Monk Fruit to achieve a clean, sugar-like taste.
Sugar-free Cooking Made Easy
Lakanto® White has been formulated to match the sweetness of sugar as
closely as possible, so you don’t have to change your recipes. It’s
easy to measure and replaces
Safe for the Whole Family
Lakanto® White does not absorb moisture, even with high heat
and humidity so it won’t harden with age.
Every member of the family can enjoy Lakanto’s® great
tasteA Revolutionary Sweetener
without worrying about calories.
Frequently Asked Questions
Lakanto® White brings you everything you need from a sugar replacement –
zero calories, zero glycemic index, same sweetness and taste as sugar
and wide range of use and delicious flavor.
Q. What is the difference between Lakanto Golden and Lakanto White?
The ingredients in both Lakanto
White and Lakanto Golden are the same. The difference is that Lakanto
golden is made from the mature fruit, and Lakanto White is made with an
extra-high purity extract from early-harvest! Monk Fruit to
achieve a clean, sugar-like taste and color. Lakanto White has the same
sweetness, zero calories and zero glycemic index as Lakanto Golden, but without
the taste, aroma or color. There are no additional ingredients, colors or
preservatives in Lakanto White.
For some food applications Lakanto Golden is not desirable like for yogurt, cream or clear drinks because if using Lakanto Golden it would change the color of the food. So now we have Lakanto White. :)
Q. What is Lakanto® made of?
Lakanto® is made from Erythritol, a sugar alcohol made from fermented glucose from certified non-GMO corn and
high-purity Monk Fruit (Luo Han Guo) fruit extract. It contains no flavors, colors, preservatives or additives of any kind.
Q. Who makes Lakanto®?
Lakanto® is made in Japan by SARAYA Co. Ltd., an international health, sanitation and environmental technology
company. A household name is Japan , SARAYA is known worldwide for its eco-friendly products and charitable work.
Q. Is Lakanto® safe?
Lakanto® has been sold in Japan for over fifteen years and has an excellent safety record. No adverse reactions have
ever been reported and it is recognized by the Japanese Ministry of Health Welfare and Labour as a Food for Special
Dietary Uses. In the US , it has GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) status.
Q. Is Lakanto® non-GMO?
Yes, Lakanto® is made with Erythritol from certified non-GMO corn. Although Monk Fruit plantations have never been
non-GMO-certified, the fruit is considered a Chinese national treasure and has never been genetically modified. It
is grown according to ancient farming methods in a remote region of China .
Q. What makes Lakanto® different from other sweeteners?
Lakanto® is the only sweetener on the market that successfully combines Erythritol with Monk Fruit – a prized
Chinese medicinal fruit. This gives Lakanto a beautiful golden color and a unique, delicious taste. Lakanto is
designed to match the sweetness profile of sugar as closely as possible and can be used like sugar in cooking or
baking. It also lacks the burnt taste often associated with Monk Fruit-based sweeteners. Lakanto has no aftertaste
and can be used just like sugar.
Q. What is Erythritol?
Erythritol is a sugar alcohol that exists naturally in many plants such as grapes and mushrooms and in fermented
foods like cheese, wine and beer. It is produced through a natural fermentation process and it does not cause
dental cavities or contribute to tooth decay since mouth bacteria can’t metabolize it. Erythritol has about 65-75%
of the sweetness of sugar. Erythritol is the only sugar alcohol produced through fermentation.
Q. What is Monk Fruit?
Monk Fruit or Luo Han Guo (Siraitia Grosvenorii) is a rare perennial plant cultivated mainly in the mountains of Guangxi Zhuang
Autonomous Region in China. Monk Fruit is prized for its mogrosides that make the fruit 300 times
sweeter than sugar.
SARAYA has built special relations with Monk Fruit growers and controls every aspect of its production for
Lakanto® from seeding to processing.
Q. What about the 4 carbohydrates?
Lakanto® contains 4 zero net carbs per serving. These carbs are non-glycemic, meaning they are not converted into
calories by your body.
Q. How sweet is Lakanto®?
Lakanto® has been specially formulated to match the sweetness profile of sugar as closely as possible.
Q. Where can I use Lakanto®?
Lakanto® looks, tastes and can be used a lot like raw, unprocessed
sugar. Sprinkle it on food and use it in place of sugar in your favorite recipes. Lakanto® has no aftertaste and is
highly stable. When used in large amounts, Lakanto® may crystallize if chilled. Lakanto does not caramelize.
Q. Will I have to change my recipes?
No. Since its sweetness curve is almost identical to
sucrose, you can use Lakanto® as one-to-one sugar substitute.
Q. Can I use Lakanto® in cold drinks?
Yes. At 32°F
(0°C) 20g Lakanto® dissolves in 100ml of water. It tends to crystallize
when used in larger amounts in chilled drinks.