The Global Stevia Institute

San Antonio TX The Global Stevia Institute (GSI) is an educational resource dedicated to providing science-based information on stevia, a plant-based, sustainably grown, zero calorie sweetener of natural origin, and its safety to consumers, healthcare professionals, public policymakers, and the food industry. The GSI was launched in June 2010 and since then; it has worked internationally to build awareness about the safety and benefits of stevia, with science-based information, through education and outreach programs. The GSI is led by an Advisory Board of internationally recognized nutritionists, leading scientists, medical doctors and health educators. This group counsels on current and future stevia scientific research; applicability to health and nutrition in consumers of all ages; and provides the GSI with a solid backbone rooted in science.

To further enhance awareness and education of stevia, the GSI partners with companies and organizations throughout the world to support stevia education efforts.

It is of the upmost importance for the GSI to be transparent in all their efforts for maintaining trust in their stevia information supply more broadly, so that they might be able to have an open and honest communication with all of their audiences from partners to consumers.

The GSI is supported by PureCircle, a global leader in purified stevia leaf extract ingredients. METCO FOODS INC., producer of SVETIA® CALORIE FREE SWEETENER, made from stevia extract, has a collaboration agreement with GSI, who provides METCO® with all the necessary scientific information about stevia.


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.



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