Proud Sponsor of the American Diabetes Association
Lakanto is proud to be a corporate sponsor of the American Diabetes Association® (ADA). The ADA’s work to help the 133 million Americans with diabetes or prediabetes is closely aligned with Lakanto’s goals now and from our conception.
Today you may know Lakanto for one, or many, of our delicious products and Monkfruit sweetener, but there was a time when sugar-free wasn’t always so sweet.
When the founder of our company, Mr. Saraya, developed diabetes, he sought a sugar alternative that didn’t affect his blood glucose (blood sugar) AND tasted great. In the early 1990s, his search led him to monk fruit. He saw its potential to solve his problem and to help other people with diabetes. Mr. Saraya worked to bring his Monkfruit sweetener to the world and Lakanto was born.
Of the sweetener options available, the Lakanto monkfruit formulation is the closest match for the full flavor of sugar!
Lakanto is committed to helping those living with diabetes and their families by creating products that are sugar-free, delicious, and nutritious. Unlike most fruits, whose sweetness comes from fructose, Monk 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 glucose or insulin, making it a perfect sugar alternative.
Learn more about this amazing fruit here
In 2022 Lakanto’s partnership saw us:
This past September and October, Lakanto had the opportunity to support the ADA’s Tour de Cure® Denver and Dallas events. Read more about these events.
Stay tuned for the 2023 partnerships announcements that Lakanto has in store with the ADA!