Stevia Natural Sweetener 300 sachet
What Is Stevia And Where Does It Come From?
Stevia is a plant of the Asteraceae (sunflower) family. The leaves have been used as a sweetener in South America for hundreds of years. Extracts from the stevia leaf have been available as food additives (sweeteners) and/or dietary supplements in many countries around the world.
How is Stevia powder Made?
Stevia were originally made by water extraction and further refining of the sweet components of the stevia leaf. However, today there are several methods for producing stevia ingredients.
Are Stevia Extracts Natural?
Yes, stevia extracts (the short name for steviol glycosides) are the sweet compounds found in the leaves of the stevia plant, which is a small herb native to South America.
How Are Stevia Extracts Removed From The Stevia Leaf?
Stevia extracts are removed from the leaves of the stevia plant by traditional extraction methods which do not alter the composition of the plant’s sweet compounds. The extraction process involves steeping the dried leaves of the stevia plant in water, filtering and separating the liquid from the leaves and stems, and further purifying the remaining plant extract with either water or food grade alcohol. Stevia extracts are exactly the same compound outside the leaf as they are found in the leaf.
Are Stevia Extracts Safe, Are There Any Side Effects, Or Do They Cause Any Allergies?
The safety of stevia extracts has been extensively reviewed and scientifically proven by numerous international organizations, such as the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Studies of stevia extracts clearly support the safety of these ingredients.
Further, clinical studies show that stevia extracts meeting purity criteria established by JECFA have no effect on either blood pressure or blood glucose response, indicating that stevia extracts are safe for use by persons with diabetes.
There are no known side effects or allergies from the use of stevia extracts in foods and beverages.
is Stevia powder Soluble?
Stevia extracts have excellent solubility in a wide range of applications.
Are Stevia Extracts or powder Heat Stable, Photo Stable And Stable Under All PH Conditions?
Stevia extracts are extremely heat, photo and pH stable under a wide range of processing conditions and have exhibited excellent shelf stability.
Are Stevia Extracts Safe For Consumption By Diabetics? Do They Affect Blood Sugar Levels? What Is Their Glycemic Index (GI)?
Research has shown that Stevia Natural sweetener ZERO calorie do not affect blood glucose levels or interfere with insulin. With effectively zero calories, stevia extracts offer people with diabetes greater variety and flexibility in budgeting total calorie intake and assisting with weight management. Stevia extracts do not have an effect on GI, at the levels of use.
Can Stevia Extracts Be Used In Any Kind Of Food And Beverage? Are There Restrictions In Usage? How Do They Interact With Other Sweeteners?
Stevia extracts can be used in a wide variety of food and beverage applications. Individual usages and use levels may vary depending on the country. They act synergistically when used in combination with other sweeteners.
How Sweet Are Stevia Extracts Vs. Sugar And Other Intense Sweeteners? Is There A Simple Way To Measure The Sweetness Of Stevia Extracts?
Stevia extracts can be from 50 – 450 times sweeter than sugar, depending on the application and amount and/or extract used. A simple way to measure the sweetness would be a sensory comparison with the sweetness of sugar in a water solution.
Where Can I Find Products Made With Stevia Extracts?
Each year, there are thousands of new product launches with stevia ingredients globally across a wide array of food and beverage categories. khoraak foods offer them in Pakistan.
How Many Calories Do Stevia Extracts Contribute?
Stevia extracts contribute effectively zero calories.
Are Stevia Plants Genetically Modified?
Stevia plants are not genetically modified. Development of new plant varieties takes place by selective breeding and not genetic modification.
What Is The Relationship Between Stevia, Stevia Extracts, Steviol Glycosides And Rebaudioside A?
The term stevia can refer to a preparation (powder or liquid) of dried stevia leaves or the stevia plants themselves.
Steviol glycosides are the molecules found within the stevia plant.
Rebaudioside A (as well as other Rebaudioside ingredients such as Reb D and Reb M) are examples of specific stevia glycosides found naturally within the stevia plant.