Over a thousand years ago in the remote mountain highlands of Asia, a group of Buddhist monks called the Luohan achieved enlightenment and ascension 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 raise 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"
It is still grown and harvested from Monk Fruit for Lakanto® in the same pristine area and according to traditional and environmental methods.
The Golden version of this naturally sweet product is extracted from the exotic monk fruit, which has been used by the ancient Chinese for medicinal purposes as well as a sweetener, for centuries. Monk Sugar is loaded with antioxidants and has been known to be beneficial against diabetes and a host of other ailments.
In addition to having a long list of health benefits, monk fruit contains no calories and won't impact your blood sugar levels. This means that you can use monk fruit and stay in ketosis. Unlike other no-calorie sweeteners, monk fruit contains natural anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity, and anti-diabetic properties.
Monk fruit sweetener is made from extract derived from dried fruit. The extract is 150-250 times sweeter than table sugar, has zero calories and carbs, and does not raise blood glucose levels. Most nonnutritive sweeteners can cause side effects like gas, bloating, or allergic reactions, Lakanto does not,because it's fermented.
Non-GMO 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. LAKANTO® sweetener is made by fermentation while the other sugar alcohols are made from hydrogenation. Fermented foods aids the digestive system in functioning correctly, will get rid of fungus, along with candida which most people have and are not aware of.
In addition fermented foods help to regulate hormones and sends the correct chemical signatures to the brain that will literally cause the body to start functioning as it was intended. That has resulted in women who can't get pregnant, now being able to, men with prostate issues clearing up, menopausal or menstruation issues becoming null and void. It's quite a powerful tool. Which is why we also offer OfTheSun Cultured Veggies & SunBucha.
Born from a proprietary mixture of the high-purity Monk Fruit extract and Non GMO Erythritol, Lakanto is a delicious zero calorie, zero glycemic sweetener with the sumptuous rich taste of sugar.
Free Of Gluten, GMO and animal ingredients.