Monkfruit Erythritol Powdered Sweetener
Made from nature, perfect for frosting, icing, fillings, glazes, desserts, dusting and baking. This sweetener achieves a much finer smooth silky texture in recipes requiring sweetening.
Known as: Confectioners’ sugar
Brand: Lakanto Powdered Monkfruit sweetener
Functions: Exactly as sugar does in recipes - crisps up cookies, sweetens with no aftertaste.
Ratio to sugar in recipes: 2 x sweeter than sugar so ½ Cup Lakanto Powdered Sweetener = 1 Cup Sugar.
Over a thousand years ago, a sacred fruit was named Monkfruit, or Luohan Guo, after its devoted caretakers and was used in elixirs to increase chi, or life energy. Monkfruit was used for centuries in eastern traditional herbalism to increase chi and well-being, earning it the nickname "The Immortals' Fruit".
- Monkfruit – still harvested in the same pristine area and according to traditional environmental methods. Monkfruit sweetness comes from antioxidant compounds called mogrosides. These are incredibly sweet and aren’t recognized by the body as sugar so are metabolised differently without raising blood sugar levels.
- Erythritol – non-GMO naturally occurring sugar alcohol found in some fruits and vegetables.
Benefits and claims: no aftertaste, it's the closest taste to actual sugar. Zero impact on blood sugar. Studies have shown it may help reduce fatigue, reduce histamine and asthmatic reactions, be effective against cancer, and useful as an anti-diabetic medicine.
Features: All natural. Monkfruit matches the sweetness of sugar. It’s useful as an antioxidant, a natural antibiotic and an effective anti-inflammatory.
Macros 1 tsp 4g: Total Carb 4g, minus 4g sugar alcohol = Net Carbs of 0.
Zero Net carbs by subtracting fibre and sugar alcohols from total carbohydrates.
Calories 0g, Fat 0g, Protein 0g, Sodium 0g.
Allergens: OK with keto, diabetic, candida, paleo, vegan, low-carb, low-sugar, non-GMO, and all-natural diets. No allergens.
Keto Recipes that use this Keto Ingredient: Perfect for perfect for frosting, icing, fillings, glazes, deserts, in breads for great texture, dusting and baking. So many recipes, it’s a pantry staple.