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Lakanto® Monkfruit Sweetener Golden & Classic
is the best tasting high quality
NON GMO sugar alternative on the market.
- All natural
- ZERO GMO's
- Kosher Certified
- Zero calories
- Zero glycemic index
- All Purpose
- As sweet as sugar
- Ideal for
- Great Taste
- ZERO bitter or chemical aftertaste
- Does not feed Candida,
Yeast or Bacteria
All-natural and All-purpose
Lakanto® is a no-calorie sugar substitute with a taste you’ll love! It’s a lot like raw sugar, but with one big difference: its zero calories and zero glycemic index won’t affect your blood sugar levels.
Lakanto® can be used just like regular sugar – it adds delicious sweetness to coffee or tea, baked goods, fruit salads and much more!
Originally introduced to Japan in 1996 by SARAYA, Lakanto® has sweetened the lives of millions of health-conscious Asian consumers and is the number one natural sugar substitute in Japan.
Cut the Calories – Not the Taste!
Unlike bland, powdery sweeteners, Lakanto’s® golden granules resemble natural, unprocessed sugar. It has a mouthwatering aroma and a delicious flavor, with no aftertaste.
Lakanto® is made from natural ingredients and contains no colors, preservatives or additives of any kind
100% Natural, Vegan Ingredients
Lakanto® is a proprietary blend of two uniquely processed ingredients, Erythritol and 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 Luo Han Guo extract - is what makes Lakanto® so unique. Grown mainly in the Guilin Mountains in southern China , this prized
fruit has been used for thousands of years, earning it the nickname, "The Longevity Fruit."
Luo Han Guo is often used as a sweetener on its own, but due to its intense sweetness - 300 times that of sugar - it is impractical and difficult to use.
In 1996, using a patented process, SARAYA became the first and only company to successfully integrate 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 Luo Han Guo-based sweeteners.
Sugar-free Cooking Made Easy
Since Lakanto® has been formulated to match the sweetness of sugar as closely as possible, you don’t have to change your recipes. It’s easy to measure and replaces sugar one-to-one.
Lakanto® does not absorb moisture, even with high heat and humidity so it won’t harden with age.
Safe for the Whole Family
Every member of the family can enjoy Lakanto’s® great taste without worrying about calories.
The New "Gold Standard" for Sweeteners
Lakanto® brings you everything you need from a sugar replacement – zero calories, zero glycemic index, equal sweetness to sugar, wide range of use and delicious flavor – in a golden, all-natural package!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the difference between Lakanto Golden and Lakanto White?
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
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®
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 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.
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