My cart (0)

Store info

Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

What makes Monkfruit better than other sweeteners?

What makes Monkfruit better than other sweeteners?


So, you’ve found out how bad sugar is for you, and that you need a better sweetener in your life. But which sweetener do you choose, and why?

The options for sugar substitutes have only become more numerous and more confusing over the last few years. First, you have all the artificial sweeteners - like Aspartame, Sucralose, Acesulfame, Saccharin and Xylitol, and that’s just scratching the surface of options out there. Natural sweeteners are just as popular, like honey, dates, monkfruit, coconut sugar, maple syrup, stevia, molasses or agave nectar. But there’s an option that stands tall amongst the rest, and it’s one that has been quickly growing in popularity over the last couple of decades.

It’s Monkfruit, but before you call out our bias, hear us out.

While the belief that natural sweeteners are better than artificial sweeteners is mostly true when it comes to nutrition, taste and usage, there’s a lot more to consider before making your decision. What is it that makes Monkfruit simply the best sweetener out there? Let’s dive in.


You’ve just switched your sweetener from sugar to be healthier, so it’s great to make sure that your sweetener is, in fact, healthier. Monkfruit’s sweetness doesn’t come from fructose or sucrose, but from healthy compounds called mogrosides. Monkfruit Sweeteners like Lakanto have zero calories, zero net carbs, a low glycemic index and are keto and paleo friendly, not to mention, great for both diabetics and those looking to live a healthier lifestyle. It’s a whole lot of winning, with no downsides.


While many natural sweeteners like Stevia claim to be better because they’re natural, Lakanto Monkfruit Sweeteners are made from a fruit, not a leaf. That means our sweeteners taste much better, without that awkward licorice flavour and bitter aftertaste most stevia-based sweeteners give you. The sweetness profile of Monkfruit-based sweeteners is simply much closer to the taste of sugar that all of us are so accustomed to, but without all the negative side-effects that come with sugar.


Unlike most other sweetener that are too intensely sweet, or not sweet enough, Monkfruit Sweeteners like Lakanto are exactly as sweet as sugar, which means you don’t have to pull out your calculator to know how much sweetener you need to add to your dish or drink to make it just right. Just switch out your sugar measurements for the same exact measurements with Lakanto and you’re set.

Health Benefits

For centuries, Monkfruit has been known as the secret to good health. In fact, it’s known as the Immortals’ Fruit because of the extraordinary longevity of the inhabitants of the area where it’s grown. Studies have shown that it has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, helps fight free radicals in the body, and may even help prevent cancer.

So there you have it, a bunch of reasons that justify why Monkfruit is simply the best option when you’re considering sugar substitutes. We hope this makes your decision easier, and that your life becomes fuller and fitter with your choice.