Lakanto - Gluten free Low Carb Pancake & Waffle Mix - 1 lb. (454g)
With Lakanto Gluten free Low Carb Pancake & Waffle Mix gone are the days of your morning routine, overloaded with carbs and smothered in sugary syrups. Thanks to Lakanto’s Low Carb, Gluten-Free Pancakes, you’ll have a wholesome, low-glycemic and protein-rich breakfast. Lakanto’s pancake and waffle mix contains vegan-friendly proteins! These pancakes are best paired with their Lakanto Maple Flavored Syrup (sweetened with Monk Fruit) for optimal flavor that keeps both your diet and your taste buds happy.
Low Carb: 6 g of net carbs per serving
High Fiber: 11 g of Dietary Fiber
Protein: 5 g of Protein per 2 pancakes or 1 waffle
Ketogenic Diet: Plant-based/vegan, and keto-friendly pancakes
Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy Free, Sugar-Free
The two natural ingredients in Lakanto are Non-GMO erythritol and the supersweet extract of the luo han guo fruit (monk fruit). This combination makes one of the best healthy natural sweetener discoveries of the century. While Lakanto will not be able to provide their exact percentage ratio, as this is a proprietary formulation, please consider the following information:
Erythritol has sweetness strength of 60-70% of sugar
Monk fruit is 250-300 time sweeter than sugar
The Monk Fruit in Lakanto, constitutes about 30-40% of the sweetness
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. Many people have trouble with foods sweetened with sugar alcohols. Diarrhea, gas, and bloating are common side effects of other sugar alcohols. But Lakanto does not cause diarrhea, gas and bloating because Lakanto sweetener is made by fermentation while the other sugar alcohols are made from hydrogenation.
The Erythritol in Lakanto is:
Specially fermented from non-GMO corn that is safe for consumption
Naturally low calorie because your body excretes about 90% of it
The remaining 10% turns into harmless gases and short chains fatty acids in your large intestine. Don't worry, Lakanto will NOT cause embarrassing flatulence
The erythritol used in our Lakanto Monkfruit Sweeteners is derived from Non-GMO corn and has the status of "Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) from the FDA and is widely used in many other countries. After much toxicology and clinical studies, erythritol has been found to be safe for consumption as a sugar substitute, even when consumed on a daily basis and in high amounts.
Erythritol is sweet, but when used alone in a product does not taste like sugar. Only when it was combined with the sweet-tasting and medicinal fruit luo han guo - in a unique patented process - we were ?able to create an amazing replica of sugar. The exotic luo han guo fruit grows high in the Chinese mountains, in the Guangxi province.
The Chinese have been using luo han guo fruit as a sweetener and natural remedy for years. They dry the fruit, which has a sweet toffee or caramel-like flavor, and use it in teas to ease fever, coughing and phlegm. They even use the tea for digestive troubles. In fact, the Chinese call luo han guo the "longevity fruit," because the people who live where it is cultivated often reach the ripe old age of 100!
Scientists have studied luo han guo and its health benefits extensively, and they've found that this rare fruit has amazing health properties:
Regulate blood sugar
Able to prevent and decrease oxidative stress related to diabetes
Prevent tooth decay
Inhibit tumor growth
The luo han guo fruit is naturally sweet. In fact, the special extract is 300 times sweeter than sucrose! Because luo han guo extract is sweet without affecting blood sugar, it is perfect for a healthy sugar substitute. Luo han guo extract in Lakanto has:
Your body does not break down the unique chemical components of the fruit like other simple sugars and carbohydrates
Zero glycemic index
Because your body metabolizes luo han guo differently, your blood glucose and insulin levels do not rise like they do with other sugars
Lakanto is made of the natural extract of the luo han guo fruit and erythritol.