200 Scientific Studies for Testing Stevia
San Antonio, TX. SVETIA® is a non-calorie sweetenermade from stevia extract, obtained from a co-crystallization process patented by METCO®. Stevia is extracted from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana. High purity stevia leaf extracts – chemically known as steviol glycosides – are used as a sweetening ingredient in foods and beverages in over 65 countries and counting around the world. The component in this plant with the best sweetener properties is rebaudioside A (Reb A), that is used in SVETIA®.
According to the Global Stevia Institute (GSI), the authoritative, science-based resource for information on the nutritional and sweetening properties of plant species Stevia rebaudiana,multiple major regulatory agencies around the world have concluded that steviol glycosides are safe for use as sweeteners for human consumption, including special populations. In 2008 and 2009, the Food and Agriculture Organization/World Health Organization’s Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA), a global panel of food ingredient safety experts, and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stated the use of high purity steviol glycosides (≥95%) is safe for human consumption, with an Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) expressed in steviol equivalents of up to 4 milligrams per kilogram of body weight per day. In 2011, the European Commission authorized the use of high purity steviol glycosides (≥95%) in foods and beverages across the European Union.
Stevia leaf extract has been rigorously tested in over 200 scientific studies and given the stamp of approval by multiple regulatory organizations around the globe. In some countries, crude stevia extracts or whole stevia plant leaves are often sold as dietary supplements, but the GSIstates that only high purity stevia leaf extract has been evaluated and approved for use as an ingredient in food and beverages by multiple regulatory agencies throughout the world.
By saying that SVETIA® contains svetia extract, we mean that it contains high purity stevia leaf extracts including rebaudioside A (Reb A), obtained from a co-crystallization process patented by METCO®. In fact, METCO® was the first company in Mexico to get a patent on low-calorie sugar and on the use of stevia extract. Look for SVETIA® with stevia in your favorite HEB store.
SVETIA® Calorie – Free Sweetener is made with cane sugar and stevia extract. One packet of SVETIA® contains only one gram of carbohydrates. People with diabetes are advised to check with their registered dietitian or physician.