Monk fruit isn't your typical fruit because it's actually a member of the gourd family. This unique fruit is round, greenish-brown in color, and grows on perennial vines. Monk fruit is not too well known because it is only grown in the mountains of China and Thailand. Lakanto's monk fruit is cultivated near the scenic town of Guilin which is nestled in the breathtaking Karst Mountains in Southern China.
A sect of Buddhist monks, known as the Louhan have been cultivating luo han guo (also known as monk fruit) for eight centuries. The monks called it "The Immortals Fruit" because they found that by using it to sweeten teas and elixirs, they had an abundance of energy and lived longer and healthier lives. Although monk fruit has been used for centuries, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just approved it as a sweetener in 2010.
Unlike most fruits whose sweetness comes from fructose and glucose, monk fruit's sweetness comes from antioxidants called mogrosides. Monk fruit is the best natural sugar substitute because it has zero calories, zero carbs, zero side effects, and it won’t raise blood glucose levels.
Although we are not currently pursuing organic certification on our products, it is our top priority to make sure there are no pesticides used in the production of Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener. We work closely with our growers and suppliers to ensure growing conditions meet Lakanto's high standards.
Cultured Dextrose is a natural food additive we use as a preservative to inhibit the growth of mold and other unwanted bacteria. It is completely harmless and will not affect any diets or blood sugar levels.
In order to create a healthy, high-quality product that doesn't contain gluten, we decided to use fiber in some of our chocolate and baked goods. Sugarcane Fiber is used commercially to make bread and other baked goods because it has a smooth texture and feel that is very similar to fat.
Sugarcane fiber is a soluble fiber, which is very good for the body. It not only promotes intestinal regularity, but it slows down the digestion rate of carbohydrates and stabilizes blood sugar.
Lakanto® is safe for people with corn intolerance, sensitivities, or allergies because it does not contain corn proteins that can trigger allergic reactions. 100% of corn protein is eliminated during the fermentation process used to create erythritol. For specific health concerns, we recommend you contact your primary practicioner.
Lakanto products do not contain genetically engineered ingredients. The Non-GMO seal appears on the majority of our products. If you do not see the Non-GMO seal on the product's packaging, that means that it is still going through the verification process.
Net carbs are the carbohydrates in food which your body digests and uses for energy. Net carbs only count starches and sugars because most other types of carbohydrates have no energy value or impact on your blood sugars, so you don't count them towards your daily carbohydrate limit.
To calculate net carbs, take a food's total carbohydrate count and subtract:
Sugar Alcohols like erythritol, because your body doesn't digest them.
Fiber, which is a type of carbohydrate our bodies don't break down, so it passes through our digestive tract unchanged.
Take Lakanto Maple Flavored Syrup for example. The total carbohydrate count is 9g. You would subtract the dietary fiber count (3g) and the sugar alcohol count (5g) leaving the net carb total at 1g.
Lakanto’s No-Risk 100% Satisfaction Guarantee is simple. Any customer who has purchased from us directly here or on Amazon and is not completely satisfied with the product or purchase experience will receive a full product refund. To claim a refund, simply contact us within 30 days of receipt of product. Please keep in mind that this applies to products only and does not include shipping costs.
If you provide the wrong address, your product will be returned to our warehouse. When the order is received by the warehouse, your product purchase will be refunded 100% if it is received in whole condition.
You will then place a new order and pay the full amount of the product and shipping charges.
We understand how annoying it is to have your package stolen! Unfortunately, it does happen.
We use FedEx because they ensure your packages will be delivered. However, the window between delivery and when you grab your package off the porch is a time when neither FedEx nor Lakanto is responsible for the package.
In the unfortunate event that your package is lost or stolen, please contact us and we will help you as much as we are able.