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. How is LAKANTO® Classic different from LAKANTO® Golden?
LAKANTO® Classic is made with an extra-high purity extract from early-harvest Monk Fruit to achieve a clean, sugar-like taste and color. LAKANTO® Classic 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.
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. In the US , it has GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) status.
Q. Is LAKANTO® non-GMO?
Yes! LAKANTO® is Non-GMO Project Verified.
Q. Is LAKANTO® Kosher?
Yes, LAKANTO® is Kosher certified by Kosher Check.
Q: Is LAKANTO® safe for people with corn intolerance?
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 Erythritol.
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. 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. LAKANTO® Golden a beautiful golden color and a unique, delicious taste, while LAKANTO® Classic has a clean sweetness and tastes similar to 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. Unlike most fruits, whose sweetness comes from fructose, Monks Fruit’s sweetness comes from natural mogrosides that are 300 times sweeter than sugar. Modern research shows that Monk Fruit extract does not elevate blood sugar or insulin.
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.
SHIPPING & AVAILABILITY
Q. Is LAKANTO® available to Canadian customers?
Yes! If you live in Canada, you can purchase LAKANTO® from Raw Elements, our Canadian distributor, and in many stores across Canada, please call 1-866-848-2565 to find a store near you.
Canadian customers may also purchase from the Lakanto.com store. Please note, orders are shipped from the USA, so additional import charges will apply. Read our Shipping Policy to choose the right shipping options before purchasing.
Q. Is LAKANTO® available in any retail stores?
Yes! More and more retail outlets are now stocking LAKANTO®.
Q: Where is LAKANTO shipped from?
Our warehouse and fulfillment facilities are in Utah, USA.