What Is Besti Brown Monk Fruit Sweetener?
Besti brown monk fruit sweetener is the ideal blend of monk fruit extract, allulose, and natural flavors to bring you the same taste, smell, and moisture of brown sugar, without the carbs and calories. It replaces brown sugar cup-for-cup and has:
✅ Zero calories
✅ Zero grams net carbs
✅ Zero glycemic index
Besti Brown Monk Fruit Sweetener is the perfect natural sweetener and keto brown sugar replacement! It’s the brown version of our super popular Besti Monk Fruit Allulose Blend.
What Is Besti?
Besti is Wholesome Yum’s line of natural, sugar-free sweeteners – they are Nature’s Sugar Replacement. We carry premium, non-GMO pure erythritol and allulose, as well as our signature Besti monk fruit blends with erythritol or allulose, for easy 1:1 sugar alternatives in granulated and powdered form. Now we also have the Besti Brown Monk Fruit Allulose Blend shown here!
What Is Monk Fruit Extract?
Monk fruit, also known as luo han guo, is a small Asian melon that has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries. Monk fruit extract is derived by crushing the fruit, then drying the juice into a concentrated powder that has no calories, carbs or sugar.
Monk fruit extract is extremely sweet, which comes from an antioxidant in the fruit called Mogroside V. It’s very concentrated (between 150 and 400 times as sweet as sugar!), so we combine it with allulose to make a 1:1 sugar replacement.
Different brands of monk fruit extract come with different levels of Mogroside V, which affects how sweet they are and whether they have any aftertaste. Our monk fruit extract is the highest grade, with 50% Mogroside V and NO aftertaste.
What Is Allulose?
Allulose is a natural sugar that we can’t metabolize [*], which means it tastes and acts like sugar without spiking our blood sugar. Found in fruit, maple syrup and other plants, it’s 70% as sweet as sugar.
The name “allulose” sounds like glucose, fructose, lactose, and other sugar names, because it’s in the same family. But unlike these sugars, we can’t process allulose, which means it has zero calories and zero net carbs.
What Other Ingredients Are In Besti Brown Monk Fruit Sweetener?
In addition to our signature Monk Fruit Allulose Blend, our Besti Brown Sweetener contains just 2 other ingredients:
- Vegetable glycerin to give it the same moisture that brown sugar has
- Natural flavors to give it the taste and color of brown sugar. In fact, we use natural flavors from real maple!
Why Use Besti Monk Fruit Sweetener With Allulose?
Besti Brown is nature’s brown sugar replacement. It has all the benefits of using brown sugar…
✅ Sweet like brown sugar – replaces sugar cup-for-cup!
✅ Tastes like brown sugar – with no aftertaste!
✅ Bakes like brown sugar
✅ Dissolves like brown sugar – unlike sugar alcohols!
✅ Browns like brown sugar – unlike most sweeteners!
…But unlike brown sugar, there is no blood sugar spike and crash, fat storage, tooth decay, or other negative effects of sugar.
What Does Besti Brown Taste Like?
Besti Brown Monk Fruit Sweetener tastes exactly like brown sugar! The allulose in it is in fact a rare type of sugar (minus the carbs and calories), and the monk fruit extract increases sweetness to match sugar. With 50% Mogroside V, there is no aftertaste whatsoever. In fact, we challenge you to tell the difference between Besti Brown and brown sugar in your own blind taste test.
Many brown sugar alternatives have a chemical or bitter aftertaste, or worse, they have inadequate moisture content or a very weak flavor. Our monk fruit sweetener does not have any aftertaste or cooling sensation, and most importantly, it’s moist like brown sugar and is naturally flavored, for the same brown sugar flavor you know and love.
Is Besti Brown A Good Brown Sugar Replacement For Me?
Yes, Besti is a versatile, natural brown sugar replacement for everyone! Whether you are trying to cut carbs, lose weight, or simply reducing sugar intake, our brown monk fruit sweetener is an excellent sugar-free brown sugar alternative to use.
In addition to taste and texture, our brown monk fruit sweetener ticks all the boxes for a healthier keto brown sugar replacement:
✅ Keto friendly – won’t kick you out of ketosis!
✅ Diabetic friendly – won’t spike blood sugar!
✅ Paleo friendly
How To Use Besti Brown Monk Fruit Sweetener
Use Besti Brown sweetener to replace brown sugar in your favorite sweet recipes, including desserts, baked goods, glazes, sauces, and more!
It tastes, bakes, browns, and dissolves the same way brown sugar does.
Besti Brown Monk Fruit Sweetener has a slightly finer consistency than regular brown sugar, but you can still use it the same way you would use brown sugar.
Besti Brown monk fruit with allulose produces very soft baked goods, which is great for cookies, cakes, muffins, pancakes, and most other uses for a brown sugar replacement. Here are some alternatives for other uses:
- For classic baked goods that don’t need brown sugar, use granulated Besti monk fruit sweetener.
- For super smooth texture, such as frostings, sauces, dressings, and cheesecakes, use powdered Besti monk fruit sweetener instead.
Because Besti Brown monk fruit sweetener is the same sweetness as brown sugar, you can replace brown sugar with Besti cup-for-cup.
Besti Brown Monk Fruit Sweetener With Allulose
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I waited impatiently for Besti Brown, and boy, was it worth the wait! Of the brown sugar substitutes I’ve tried, none come close to this one. The flavor and aroma are spot-on, giving my baked goodies a lovely fall taste. Besti Brown tastes like brown sugar, measures like brown sugar, is moist like brown sugar—without the carbs and without the glucose spike. It’s perfect for keto folks like me, for diabetics like my husband, and for non-keto friends and family who don’t notice they’re eating something sugar free.
Maya, you’ve created a real masterpiece with Besti Brown. With ALL Besti products, TBH, but this one is my favorite 😍 Thank you for all you do to make our keto lifestyle so easy!
I've tried other brown sugar replacements and they all leave my recipes tasting funky, with that weird aftertaste. Not this one. I trusted $45 worth of short ribs to this product and it didn't disappoint. I'm spoiled now! Thank you for creating this!
I can't thank you enough for making such a perfect sugar alternative! I eat this almost every day -- I add it to my oatmeal and also to plain yogurt with berries. It tastes amazing and doesn't hurt my stomach. Also it doesn't have a weird aftertaste like some other alternative sweeteners. Looks and smells just like brown sugar (maybe a little maple-y) and I haven't baked with it yet, but it is definitely the BEST!
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The flavor is good, but when I made the cookies with it, they were too soft and I ended up throwing them out. I really prefer my cookies on the crisper side not soft like they are if I use the allulose version. When you come out with the brown version using erythritol, I will definitely buy that version. I thought about putting them in the toaster oven but I figured they would probably burn first!
Hi Helene, You're right, Besti Brown tends to make soft cookies. We understand that's not for everyone, so we do have plain erythritol as well if that's your preference.
The Monk Fruit blend is beyond good. Used in blondies and it elevates the blondies taste to another level! My non-keto husband loves them.
This is exact on consistency and flavor to regular brown sugar.
I made coffee cake and cinnamon rolls with it and it does not disappoint.
The flavour is nice but my cookies were so soft I could literally roll them up. They have coconut in them and are more like a chewy macaroon. I make these cookies all the time and the only thing I changed in my recipe was used Besti instead of swerve. My recipe calls for brown and granulated so I made them again, this time using swerve granular and Besti brown sugar. Still, limp, chewy cookies that bend when you pick them up. This is even the next day so not a cooling issue. Not sure what I’ll do with the 3 pack of brown, granular and powdered. Going to try ice cream, perhaps it will help keep my ice cream a little softer. Disappointed as I ruined 2 batches of cookies.
Hi Mary, Thank you for sharing your experience. Besti does make softer baked goods, but it shouldn't be to the point that they bend. Swerve tends to be more dry, so it's possible that if your recipe was specifically developed with Swerve, then replacing it 1:1 with Besti may lead to a cookie that's too soft. I have dozens of cookie recipes on the Wholesome Yum website using Besti that won't do this. :) You can find them in the dessert recipe index: https://www.wholesomeyum.com/category/low-carb-desserts/
In addition, I hope you'll try Besti for some other types of baked goods where softness is desireable, to see the difference where it really shines -- muffins, cakes, pancakes, etc will all be much more moist than the same ones made with other sweeteners. Ice cream is another great use of Besti like you mentioned, and it won't turn rock hard like it would with other sweeteners.
Hope this helps!
Tastes amazing, more like butterscotch but gave me the major squirts :( thus the 3 stars, if I didn't get tummy issues, it would be 10 stars :P
I really like the Besti Brown Monk Fruit w/Allulose sweetener! It's packable, just like regular brown sugar, and measures 1:1, so you can substitute it in any recipe that calls for brown sugar. I also love that you don't have any "cooling" effect with it!. This has become my "go-to" brown sugar substitute sweetener!
This stuff is amazing! It tastes just like brown sugar. More importantly it doesn’t give me any stomach problems. No reason to use real sugar anymore.