Stevia, as a zero-calorie natural origin sweetener can be part of a healthful diet and lifestyle. It can reduce added sweet calories to lower total caloric intake without sacrificing taste in a wide variety of foods and beverages. The safety of high purity stevia extracts is supported by the rigorous scientiﬁc research and evaluation necessary for an ingredient to be approved for use in foods and beverages today. Stevia leaf extract also benefits people with diabetes as high purity stevia leaf extract does not contain any calories or carbohydrates nor does it affect blood sugar levels.
Stevia leaf extract is the only global, commercially available, naturally sourced, zero-calorie sweetener that can be used by the whole family. Stevia does not fit in either of the current sweetener models because stevia is neither like sugar – as it has zero calories – nor an artificial sweetener, as it is a naturally sourced plant extract.
Stevia is now available as an ingredient in thousands of foods and beverages globally. Examples include: teas, soft drinks, juices, waters, yogurt, soymilk, granola and snack bars, baked goods, cereals, salad dressings, alcoholic beverages, chewing gum, canned fruit and jam, confections and as a tabletop sweetener.
- Great taste
- Natural origin
- Zero calories
- Zero glycemic load: appropriate for people with diabetes
- Heat stable with excellent shelf life, suitable for cooking/baking
- Tooth friendly