September 3, 2008

Lakanto – an excellent sugar substitute

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LakantoIn our ongoing effort to be able to partake of sweets without eating sugar, we've had an opportunity to try Lakanto over several months — and we've found that Lakanto is an excellent sugar substitute. In fact, can replace sugar quite adequately.

Now, of course we'd also been eating honey, but after a good friend referred to it as bee regurgitation, the taste for honey waned and our need for a sweet substitute grew. We turned then to organic agave, a low-glycemic index sweetener made from the agave cactus. Basically, "low glycemic" means it doesn't jack up your blood sugar. But, eventually, we could feel that tiny jacking up of the blood sugar even with the low glycemic index of agave. And so, at the urging of a friend, we turned to Lakanto.

Frankly, between you and us, we'd never heard of it.

Made from a Chinese fruit called Luo Han Quo and a sugar alcohol fermented from non-Genetically Modified corn, Lakanto has a 0 glycemic index. Yes! You read that correctly, a zero glycemic index. Manufactured in Japan, Lakanto is good for all of those who are diabetic. You won't have to run for the insulin. (Nor sneak out for the sugar.)

You can use Lakanto in your coffee, baking, ice cream, on your cereal — just about anything that you want to sweeten up. Lakanto tastes like brown sugar, it looks like brown sugar and there is no lingering after taste.

During the holidays we are going to be using it extensively in our baking projects.

Just go to and search for Lakanto. It costs a lot but, in my opinion, it's worth it for you and your children.

Eat the sugar candies and your health could decline. If you get in the habit of eating sweet with Lakanto, you'll do much better health-wise over the long run.

This is sweet stuff without the penalty to one's standard of living.

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One Comment for "Lakanto – an excellent sugar substitute"

  1. Jacqueline Manson says:

    Would anyone reading this please pass it on to their local Health Foods Stores so that they can order it and keep in stock. Might save us some of the large shipping fees, especially for those of us outside the U.S. Thanks very much.


    Comment posted on 6/14/2010 @ 12:22 pm

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