Products / Ingredients
At Sweet Cheat, it's important to us to source quality ingredients that undergo minimal processing. One of the reasons our product tends to be more expensive (ounce for ounce) than other "monk fruit sweeteners" is because we don't bulk out our product with cheap, low-quality ingredients, like sugar alcohols. Our products contain minimal, high-quality ingredients. We know that you care about what you eat, and may wonder about exactly what's in our products, so we've tried to answer your questions in advance. If you want more information, just ask!
Our Monk Fruit is sourced from a farm in China which uses organic planting and farming techniques. They strictly control bio-fertilizers and bio-pesticides to produce certified organic monk fruit extract.
Benefits of monk fruit:
The monk fruit extract in Sweet Cheat products is extracted using water.
Check out this article by Further Food for more great information about the benefits of adding monk fruit to your diet.
*Of course everyone's taste buds are different! Most people find that monk fruit has a clean, pleasant taste with little to no aftertaste. People who prefer monk fruit tend to find that other sugar substitutes, like stevia, have a metallic flavour that they find unpleasant. We hope you love our monk fruit products, but if you've found another sugar substitute that you love and that allows you to reduce your daily added sugars and still enjoy the sweet things in life, then great!
A naturally occurring soluble fibre and prebiotic extracted from chicory root grown in the Netherlands.
Inulin naturally occurs in many fruits and vegetables such as bananas, onions, garlic, and wheat. Many foods, such as breads, cereals, and granola bars which make a "high in fibre" claim, usually add inulin to make that claim. So chances are, you already have inulin in your diet.
Inulin fibre is considered a prebiotic as it increases the beneficial bacterial in your digestive system and contributes to overall health by increasing calcium absorption. Early studies also show that inulin may contribute to weight loss as it increases satiety.
The inulin in Sweet Cheat products is extracted from chicory root grown in the Netherlands. While it is not certified organic, chicory has no major pests and the Netherlands rates 43rd in the world for amount of pesticide use (well behind the US and Canada, at position 2 and 5 respectively).
The inulin is extracted from the chicory root using only hot water.
Benefits of adding inulin fibre to your diet?
Studies show that inulin can:
For more information check out these sources:
Our cocoa powder is certified organic and comes from unprocessed "Criollo" cacao beans grown in Peru. It is gluten-free, GMO-free, and its cultivation adheres to Fair Trade practices.
Cocoa powder is:
Some of our packages are labelled as containing "natural flavour". This natural flavour is a mushroom extract used by some monk fruit producers to reduce aftertaste. However, many people do not experience an aftertaste with monk fruit and not every monk fruit producer uses this process so you will not see it on all our packaging depending on which producer that batch was sourced from.