Monk Fruit In The Raw®

We’ve been making delicious, wholesome, sweeteners since 1970, so your baking and drinks are naturally a sweet success.

Cumberland Packing Corp. believes in a holistic, balanced approach to wellness that includes eating right, leading an active lifestyle, and enjoying life.

Our mission is to provide high-quality foods that help our customers and consumers achieve their wellness goals.

 

 

Keto-Certified Monk Fruit In The Raw® zero calorie sweetener packets

Made from delicious vine-ripened monk fruit, also called luo han guo, it’s the zero-calorie sweetener that tastes like sugar. First harvested in the 13th century, it’s been making life more delicious for years now. So pick up the recently keto-certified little orange packet that’s perfectly sweet and perfectly ready to enjoy.

Just one Monk Fruit In The Raw® packet packs the sweetness of about two teaspoons of sugar. Sweeten tea or a cup of coffee, hot or cold. Mix up a cocktail, blend a smoothie, or sprinkle it on cereal.

 

Our Story

When In The Raw® founder, Marvin Eisenstadt, joined his dad’s Brooklyn sugar-packing business in 1956, natural food wasn’t much of a buzzword yet. But before long, a local restaurant called Brownie’s asked Marvin to help find a less-processed sugar for their health-conscious customers. Marv jumped right on the idea, traveled to the tropics and back with a delicious Turbinado sugar. He named it Sugar In The Raw®.

Over the years, more and more people caught on to the wholesome alternative, but it wasn’t until the late 1990’s that the real sweetening revolution really took off, and coffee houses put the little brown packets on every other street corner across America. Pretty lucky for us. Luckier still, people are always looking for more authentic options these days. So Marv and his sons, Steven and Jeff, and son-in-law, Michael, introduced Stevia In The Raw®, next came Agave In The Raw®, then Monk Fruit In The Raw®, and now Sugar In The Raw® Organic White.

That’s pretty much it, but there’s plenty more on the horizon. If you want to find out more just give us a call. Or heck, stop by and say hello if you’re in Brooklyn. We’d love to meet you.

About Cumberland Packing Corp.

Located in Brooklyn, NY, Cumberland Packing Corp. is a family owned and operated business, serving the public for almost 65 years. Their product lines underscore the important roles diet and exercise play in maintaining good health, making products such as Sweet'N Low®, helping millions of people manage their weight by sweetening food and beverages without added sugars and unnecessary calories, and the In The Raw® brand selection of premium sweeteners, enabling consumers to have versatility.

Ingredients: Erythritol, Monk Fruit extract

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What is Monk Fruit In The Raw®?

Answer: Monk Fruit In The Raw® is a zero-calorie sweetener made from monk fruit, a vine-ripened fruit native to Asia. The monk fruit extract, which is about 300 times sweeter than sugar, is blended with a bulking agent to create the perfect balance of sweetness so that it can be conveniently measured, poured and used as a substitute for sugar or other caloric sweeteners. In our Packet Product, monk fruit extract is combined with erythritol and has the sweetening equivalence of about 2 tsp. of sugar. In our cup-for-cup Bakers Bag product, monk fruit extract is co-dried with maltodextrin, a natural carbohydrate derived from corn, to produce a zero-calorie sweetener that conveniently measures cup for cup, just like sugar. Each serving of 0.5g is about as sweet as one teaspoon of sugar.

Where is the Monk Fruit In The Raw® from?

Answer: Monk Fruit In The Raw® gets its delicious sweet taste from monk fruit, a vine-ripened fruit, native to Asia. It was first harvested back in 13th century by Arhats, or “Enlightened Ones” (translated into English as “Monks”).

Why is the product called "In The Raw®"?

Answer: Monk Fruit In The Raw® brand sweetener is a product made from monk fruit extract. Its wholesomeness makes it the perfect addition to the rest of the In The Raw family of products, including Sugar In The Raw®, Stevia In The Raw®, and Agave In The Raw®.

What makes Monk Fruit In The Raw® different from other monk fruit products?

Answer: Unlike some competitor products, Monk Fruit In The Raw® does not contain added table sugar, natural flavors, or molasses. The main sweetening ingredient in Monk Fruit In The Raw® is simply monk fruit extract.

What is erythritol and why is it included in Monk Fruit In The Raw®?

Answer: Erythritol is a zero calorie sugar alcohol. Many sugar substitutes in powder form contain erythritol because it is an ingredient that does not change the flavor of the sweetener in the blend and has zero calories and is accepted by keto diet. In Monk Fruit In The Raw®, erythritol is used to dilute the very potent monk fruit extract, which is 300 times sweeter than sugar, to make it measurable for consumers.

Who is the company behind Monk Fruit In The Raw®?

Answer: Monk Fruit In The Raw® is brought to you by Cumberland Packing Corp. The family-owned, Brooklyn, NY-based company also markets Sugar In The Raw® Turbinado Cane Sugar, Stevia In The Raw® Zero-Calorie Sweetener and Agave In The Raw® Organic Agave Nectar.

Is Monk Fruit In The Raw® safe for people with diabetes?

Answer: Yes. Monk Fruit In The Raw® can easily be incorporated into the diet of people with diabetes. Monk Fruit In The Raw® contains less than one gram of carbohydrates (by food exchange measure) and may be used in conjunction with food programs for people with diabetes as well as with guidelines for people with diabetes who use carbohydrate counting. People with diabetes are advised to check with their registered dietician or physician.

How many calories and carbohydrates are in a packet of Monk Fruit In The Raw®?

Answer: In our packet product, one packet (.8g) of Monk Fruit In The Raw® has less than .8 gram (0% DV) of carbohydrates and less than 1 calorie, which the FDA considers dietetically zero calories per serving.

What is the glycemic index (GI) value of Monk Fruit In The Raw®?

Answer: Glycemic index (GI) is a measure of how fast carbohydrate foods are metabolized into glucose and thus affect blood sugar levels. Most sugar substitutes contain a very small amount of carbohydrates and are not classified as foods. Assigning a GI value to a sugar substitute is not a proper use of the GI concept. The glycemic load is a more appropriate concept for sugar substitutes.

What is the glycemic load (GL) and how does it relate to a sugar substitute like Monk Fruit In The Raw®?

Answer: Glycemic load (GL) refers to the impact that a food’s carbohydrate content has on the level of glucose in the body, taking into account the type and amount of carbohydrates consumed. Using Monk Fruit In The Raw® in place of sugar can help to reduce the GL of the foods you consume.

Is Monk Fruit In The Raw® gluten-free?

Answer: Yes. Monk Fruit In The Raw® contains no gluten nor does it come into contact with gluten-containing products, such as wheat, during its manufacture.

Is Monk Fruit In The Raw® safe for people with celiac disease?

Answer: Yes. Monk Fruit In The Raw® is safe for people with celiac disease. Monk Fruit In The Raw® contains no gluten nor does it come into contact with gluten-containing products, such as wheat, during its manufacture.

Is Monk Fruit In The Raw® vegan?

Answer: Yes. Monk Fruit In The Raw® is vegan. It is an appropriate choice for people whose diet does not include any animal or animal by-products.

Is Monk Fruit In The Raw® kosher?

Answer: Yes. Monk Fruit In The Raw® is certified kosher by the Orthodox Union of America and exhibits the PARVE stamp on each box.

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The ketogenic diet is a restrictive, demanding diet that can be difficult to maintain, and tolerability of the ketogenic diet is the single most important factor limiting individual acceptance for initiation.  Therefore, improving the tolerability of the ketogenic diet is crucial to preventing diet discontinuation, warranting further investigation into methods for improving palatability, improving the availability and convenience of foods that are compliant with the ketogenic diet, as well as addressing cultural and social acceptance.

The Keto Diet product market may be in a unique position to improve tolerability, especially in social and cultural environments that typically feature carbohydrate-rich “special occasion” types of foods. In 2016, the Paleo Foundation launched the world's first Keto Certified program for products with standards that were developed for adherence to a classical ketogenic diet.