Keto Certification Standards

The Keto Project™ Standards for verified foods, beverages, and supplements.

keto certification standards by the keto project


  • Meals: 9 grams per serving
  • Snacks: 5 grams per serving
  • Condiments: 1 gram per serving
  • Other: Less than 10% carb content of total


This is how you calculate net carbs from a nutrition facts panel.

Using the nutrition label, enter the total number of carbs that it shows per serving. Ensure you input the total carbs per serving as opposed to the total per 100g. Then enter the total grams of Sugar Alcohols per serving if there are any. Finally, input the total grams of Fiber per serving. The calculator with then show you the number of net carbs per serving of your chosen food.

approved ingredients for keto certification


The Keto Project Verification™ mandates macronutrient requirements and low-sugar profile. 

  • Exogenous Ketones (BHB, keto esters) 
  • MCT Oil
  • Spices 
  • Mucilages 
  • Roots and Tubers 
  • Meats & Seafood 
  • Fruits and Vegetables 
  • Oils and Fats 
  • Protein Powders 
  • Coffee and Tea 
  • Stabilizers 
  • Milks & Yogurts
  • Nuts and Seeds 
  • Fermented Foods 
  • Coloring & Flavoring
  • Zero Calorie Sweeteners
banned ingredients for keto certification


The Keto Project™ does not permit any of the following ingredients:

  • Sugar (cane sugar, coconut sugar, honey etc.)
  • High fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
  • Trans fat (following FDA standards for NFP)
  • Partially-hydrogenated trans fats 
  • Maltodextrin 


Our standards have been compiled by ketogenic research scientists and brand operators to create the best in class keto standards to fit food, beverage and supplement products. We don't build in any judgements with ingredients other than making sure that they do not raise your glycemic index. We provide a pure, simple keto certification. 


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Trusted Worldwide

Trusted by brands and consumers all over the world. From North America to the Middle East, the Keto Project Verified™ symbol gives consumers confidence.

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Simple Process

We got tired of cumbersome requirements, red tape and needless complexity in certifications. So we made it simple with no hidden fees.

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Affordable Pricing

We believe certifications shouldn't be cost prohibitive. That's why we offer the lowest cost in the industry that doesn't penalize you for growing you business.

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