in remote mountain highlands of Asia, a group of Buddhist monks called the Luohan achieved enlightenment through meditation, prayer and pure living. On the slopes of a primeval forest, the monks discovered and cultivated a rare fruit prized for its sweetness. This sacred fruit was named Monk Fruit, or Luohan Guo, after its devoted caretakers and was used in elixirs to increase chi, or life energy.
Monk Fruit was used for centuries in eastern traditional herbalism to increase chi and well-being, earning it the nickname “The Immortals’ Fruit”.
We still grow and harvest Monk Fruit for Lakanto® in the same pristine area and according to traditional and environmental methods.
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 sugar or insulin, making it a perfect sweetener for blood sugar and weight management.
Born from a proprietary mixture of the highest purity Monk Fruit extract & non-GMO Erythritol, LAKANTO® is a delicious all-natural zero calorie, zero glycemic sweetener with the sumptuous rich taste of sugar.
Increasing the sweetness and wellbeing in your life by creating the best tasting, healthiest, low calorie, low glycemic all natural foods & sweeteners on the planet.
LAKANTO awarded superior tasting natural sweetener by America’s top chefs