Chuckanut Bay Foods is proud to introduce our new & improved No Sugar Added Cheesecakes featuring a new sweetener, Monk Fruit. This all-natural sweetener is growing in popularity and has recently begun to be used as the everyday sugar substitute at major brands such as Starbucks and Nestlé. Read on to find out why this magical fruit is getting so much attention.
What is Monk Fruit?
Monk Fruit, also known as Luo Han Guo, is a small round fruit native to Asia, primarily China and Thailand. It was discovered by the Luo Han monks in the 13th century and is prized, not only for its sweetness but for its unique health benefits. In Eastern medicine, it is actually considered a healing herb and has been used to treat several kinds of ailments. The people who farm it live such long lives that this sweet and powerful melon has even been termed the “The Immortals Fruit” due to its high antioxidant levels and healing properties.
Sweetness without the remorse
While Monk Fruit is 250-300 times sweeter than sugar, it contains zero calories, zero carbs, and zero effect on blood sugar. This is because the fruit’s sweetness is not from natural sugar, but from the antioxidants it contains. Not only does it not raise your glycemic index, but studies have even shown that Monk fruit may even be able to naturally treat diabetes.
That’s not all. Monk fruit has also been known to:
- Have anti-inflammatory properties
- Fight free radical damage
- Fight infection
- Fight fatigue
- Lower risk of obesity and diabetes
Monk fruit is less bitter than most sugar alternatives, leaves no aftertaste, and has none of the side effects that other sugar substitutes present. It really is the perfect sugar replacement.
At Chuckanut Bay Foods, it is deeply important to us that all of our ingredients come from sustainable practices. The Monk Fruit Sweetener we get from our Lakanto provider is grown on pristine farms in the remote mountains of China in an area with clean air and unpolluted water, hours away from the city.
The farming practice is done the same way it has been done in that region for centuries — each fruit is planted, pollinated, and picked by hand with no pesticides and far away from city pollution.
Crops are rotated every five years for a sustainable tradition of field cycling, and the extraction process is held to the highest Japanese standards in a zero-emissions processing plant. The factory is in close proximity to the field to maintain freshness and to eliminate any need for roasting or pre-processing.
Each fruit is meticulously checked in a full research lab before extraction to ensure safety and quality. Any unused parts of the fruit are composted and redistributed to local farms to aid in waste reduction.
Trust the Ingredients, Love the Taste
We are dedicated to using only REAL ingredients in our cheesecakes, and our switch to Monk Fruit has brought that commitment to a whole new level. For the first time, giving up sugar does not have to mean giving up your favorite treats. Thanks to this delicious and powerful fruit, everyone — even diabetics — can now enjoy a delicious, gourmet dessert without the calories, carbs, and harmful side effects that other sweeteners present.
Ready to satisfy that sweet tooth?
Sweet, delicious bliss can be yours in just 3 simple steps:
- Find Chuckanut Bay Cheesecake at your local grocery store.
- Pick your flavor.
- Taste the difference.