Our classic has more of a clean crisp
sweetness while our golden has more of a sweet maple flavor and
smell. Our classic is like white sugar, and the golden is
like brown sugar.
Both do contain the same ingredients (Monk
fruit and Erythritol) but they contain different monk fruit extracts. The
Golden sweetener is extracted from the seeds and the skin of the monk fruit,
which gives it a more sweet maple flavor and smell. The Classic sweetener is
extracted from the pulp of the monk fruit, which gives it a more crisp
Everything else about the sweetener is the
same, same nutritionals and sweetness profile. The
difference between the sweeteners comes from which part of the monk fruit they
originate. The Classic (white) sweetener is extracted from the white pulp. The
Golden (brown) sweetener is extracted from the seed and peel of the monk fruit.
These sweeteners possess the same nutritional content. They do differ in flavor
comparable to white and brown sugar. The texture of the Golden is drier than
brown sugar — it is not moist.
Tapioca Starch, Pea Protein,
Chickpea Powder, Algal Protein, Brown Rice Protein, Vegetable Fiber, Natural
Flavors, Lakanto Monk Fruit Sweetener (Erythritol and Monk Fruit Extract), Oat
Fiber, Baking Powder, Rice Bran, Sea Salt, Organic Cinnamon, and Potato
There are a couple ways pea
protein is processed. Both involve the removal of fiber and starch. We get
isolated pea protein, meaning it has a higher percentage of pure protein than a
concentrated pea protein would. It has been separated according to the
recommendation by Body Ecology.
Our AdvantaFiber IMO is derived from non
genetically modified corn and/or non genetically modified tapioca. Our
AdvantaFiber IMO (Isolmalto oligosaccharide is
a Frcutan ) is naturally up to 50% as sweet as sucrose and adds
dietary fiber. One of the best tolerated soluble fibers in the
market. IMO does not influence blood sugar and is not absorbed in the small
intestine (consumed by diabetic populations) Does not cause any GI upset when
consumed. This is categorized as a prebiotic. Fructans are oligosaccharides
and polysaccharides that store carbohydrates in a variety of vegetables, from non GMO corn source is approved by the Non GMO Verified
Project. Tapioca in general has never been genetically modified.
There are two vegetable fibers used in our
chocolate bars. There is Acacia Seyal Gum (soluble dietary fiber) as well as
prebiotic, non-GMO corn starch/non-GMO tapioca starch. The natural flavors are
licorice flavor, vanilla flavor, and citrus flavor.
Matcha is essentially processed green tea
leaves that have been stone-ground into a delicate powder. The powder is then
sifted and whisked with water. Because of the laborious process required to
produce Matcha, it is generally pricier than other teas.
It has the equivalent antioxidant content as
10 cups of green tea. The entire green leaf is dissolved in water instead of
ground into tea bags so you get all the plant’s antioxidants.
MATCH is packed with health benefits:
Boosts your immune system and can
even help reduce your risk of cancer
It is difficult to understand a nutritional
label that contains fiber and sugar alcohols. For any product that contains
these substances, their number of grams should be subtracted from the Total
Carb amount because they are not metabolized by the body. In the case of the
LAKANTO® powdered sweetener, the 4 grams of sugar alcohol are subtracted from
the Total amount which yields 0 grams Net Carbs — no calories, no glycemic
How to calculate: On any nutrition label, the grams for dietary fibers and sugar
alcohols, you subtract from the total carbs, which gives you the net carb
count. Example: with the syrup, the label says total carbs is 12, but when you
subtract 11 grams of carb, you get a net carb count of one. All nutritional
labels are. This isn’t just for us, but for any carbs you are counting.
The two natural ingredients in LAKANTO® are
Non-GMO erythritol and the supersweet extract of the luo han guo fruit. This
combination makes one of the best healthy natural sweetener discoveries of the
While we will not be able to provide our exact
percentage ratio, as this is a proprietary formulation, please consider the
Erythritol has sweetness strength of 60-70%
Monk fruit is 250-300
time sweeter than sugar.
The Monk Fruit in LAKANTO®
constitutes about 30-40% of the sweetness
Erythritol is a sugar alcohol naturally found in grapes, pears, mushrooms,
soy sauce, cheese, wine and beer, so it and has been part of the human diet for
thousands of years.
You may be familiar with other sugar alcohols
like xylitol, sorbitol, and maltitol used in sugar-free candies and chewing
gum. But erythritol is different and much better than these other sugar
alcohols because it is fermented. Many people have
trouble with foods sweetened with sugar alcohols. Diarrhea, gas, and bloating
are common side effects of other sugar alcohols. But LAKANTO® does
not cause diarrhea, gas and bloating because LAKANTO® sweetener
is made by fermentation while the other sugar alcohols are made from
The Erythritol in our LAKANTO® is:
Specially fermented from non-GMO
corn that is safe for consumption
Naturally low calorie because your
body excretes about 90% of it
The remaining 10% turns into
harmless gases and short chains fatty acids in your large
intestine. Don’t worry, LAKANTO® will NOT
cause embarrassing flatulence
The erythritol used in our LAKANTO® Monkfruit Sweeteners is
derived from Non-GMO corn and has the status of "Generally Recognized as
Safe (GRAS) from the FDA and is widely used in many other countries.
After much toxicology and clinical studies, erythritol has been
found to be safe for consumption as a sugar substitute, even when consumed on a
daily basis and in high amounts.
If you would like to know more about Erythritol listed below is
a link to an article posted on the US National Library of Medicine.
Erythritol is sweet, but when used alone in a
product does not taste like sugar. Only when it was combined with the
sweet-tasting and medicinal fruit luo han guo — in a unique patented process
- we were able to create an amazing replica of sugar. The
exotic luo han guo fruit grows high in the Chinese mountains, in the Guangxi
The Chinese have been using luo han guo fruit
as a sweetener and natural remedy for years. They dry the fruit, which has a
sweet toffee or caramel-like flavor, and use it in teas to ease fever, coughing
and phlegm. They even use the tea for digestive troubles. In fact, the Chinese
call luo han guo the "longevity fruit," because the people who live
where it is cultivated often reach the ripe old age of 100!
Scientists have studied luo han guo and its
health benefits extensively, and they've found that this rare fruit has amazing
·Regulate blood sugar
·Able to prevent and decrease oxidative stress
related to diabetes
·Prevent tooth decay
·Inhibit tumor growth
The luo han guo fruit is naturally sweet. In
fact, the special extract is 300 times sweeter than sucrose! Because luo han
guo extract is sweet without affecting blood sugar, it is perfect for a healthy
sugar substitute. Luo han guo extract in LAKANTO® has:
·Zero calories. Your body does not break down
the unique chemical components of the fruit like other simple sugars and
·Zero glycemic index. Because your body
metabolizes luo han guo differently, your blood glucose and insulin levels do
not rise like they do with other sugars.
·Zero additives. LAKANTO® is made of the natural extract of the
luo han guo fruit and erythritol.
Yes, LAKANTO®® is
safe for people with corn intolerance, sensitivities or allergies because it
contains no corn proteins that may trigger allergic reactions. 100% of corn
protein is eliminated during the fermentation process used to create