So, you’re ready to give Lakanto Monk Fruit Sweetener a try. But the question remains: should you choose the Classic or Golden?
Presenting your 101-guide to a sweeter life (without the sugar).
Recap: What is Lakanto?
Lakanto Monk Fruit Sweetener is a low calorie, zero glycaemic sweetener that tastes just like sugar.
It’s made from the sugar alcohol Erythritol [LINK TO Erythritol post] and Monk Fruit, which hails from the pristine mountain ranges of Asia and has been used for centuries in traditional Eastern herbalism.
Lakanto can be used as a 1:1 sugar substitute in all your favourite recipes… yep, it’s that easy! It’s keto, diabetic, candida and paleo-friendly, vegan, low carb, non-GMO and all natural, meaning you can keep all the flavour without compromising your health.
Classic Vs Golden
So, what’s the difference between Classic and Golden? Lakanto Classic Monkfruit Sweetener has more of a clean, crisp sweetness like white sugar, making it perfect for adding to your tea or coffee or whipping up a meringue.
Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener, on the other hand has more of a sweet maple flavour like brown sugar, making it great for sweetening up your favourite baked treats.
The physical difference between the two products comes from the part of the monk fruit they’re made from.
The Classic (white) sweetener is extracted from the white pulp. The Golden (brown) sweetener is extracted from the seed and peel of the monk fruit. The texture of the Golden is drier than brown sugar but adds a similar flavour.
So, which is healthier?
You’d be forgiven for assuming that Lakanto Classic is a direct substitute for white sugar and Lakanto Golden is the perfect replacement for raw or brown sugar.
You’d also be forgiven if you assumed that Golden was better for you… that’s the case with raw sugar, right? Not so we’re afraid. At the end of the day, sugar is sugar is sugar. Whether it’s white and processed or raw and relatively untouched, one is not necessarily healthier than the other.
In a way the same applies to Lakanato products. Both the Classic and the Golden options offer the same nutritionals and sweetness profile, but unlike sugar they are just as healthy as each other!
The key difference comes down to the way they perform in the kitchen. So why not give them both a try!?