(Frequently Asked Questions)
What causes the sweetness in monk fruit?

Monk fruit contains natural sugars in the form of fructose and glucose. However, unlike most fruits, fructose and glucose are not what cause the sweetness of monk fruit.

Its sweetness comes from a special antioxidants called mogrosides. During the extraction process, the monkfruit juice is filtered to remove fructose and glucose. As a result, Lakanto® Monkfruit Sweetener only contains mogrosides, and no fructose or glucose.

Why are there other ingredients in Lakanto® Monkfruit Sweetener?

The sweetness level of mogroside concentrate is about 300 times that of sugar, so only a small amount of mogroside concentrate is sufficient for sweetening food. This is why many producers of monk fruit sweeteners mix other ingredients with the mogroside concentrate, to reduce the sweetness of the finished product. One such added ingredient is erythritol, a sugar alcohol found naturally in some fruit and vegetables. We recommend that you read the sweetness level instructions on the package carefully before purchase.

What is the difference between Lakanto® Monkfruit Sweetener and other sugar substitutes on the market?

First, Lakanto® Monkfruit Sweetener is all-natural. Second, Lakanto® Monkfruit Sweetener is one of the few sugar substitutes sweet enough to replace sugar in our daily diet. It can be used for cooking and baking at high temperatures, as well as for sweetening hot drinks.

Why doesn’t Lakanto® Monkfruit Sweetener cause tooth decay?

This is because the sweetness of monk fruit is not the result of fructose. It comes from antioxidants called mogrosides, which cannot be absorbed by our bodies.

Why is Lakanto® Monkfruit Sweetener good for people concerned about their blood glucose levels?

Lakanto® Monkfruit Sweetener has a low glycemic index, which means it has a minimal effect on blood glucose levels. Our sweetener has been classified as having a low glycemic index by a European-accredited laboratory.

Why is Lakanto® Monkfruit Sweetener good for people who care about their weight?

With a low glycemic index, Lakanto® Monkfruit Sweetener is suitable for consumption by people who care about their weight.

Why should parents consider using Lakanto® Monkfruit Sweetener?

Sugar is an essential ingredient for cooking and baking in every home. With a low glycemic index and teeth-friendly properties, Lakanto® Monkfruit Sweetener is a savvy parent’s best option for protecting the health of the family.

Where is Lakanto® Monkfruit Sweetener produced?

Lakanto® Monkfruit Sweetener is a product made and developed by Saraya Co. Ltd, a Japanese manufacturing company. All of our products are produced, managed and quality-controlled by Saraya, the parent company in Japan.