High-Purity Stevia Extract Products are Launching Across Categories and From Major F&B Manufacturers
San Antonio TX. The Global Stevia Institute (GSI) states that stevia extract can be part of a well-balanced diet. Several research studies on stevia extract have shown there is no accumulation of stevia extract in the body during metabolism. So, we can conclude that it has zero calories essentially due to this poor absorption in the digestive tract. Eating well and being physically active are important factors for a better health. Reducing calories by eating moderate portions and using stevia extract as an alternative sweetener in your foods and beverages can help balance your diet.
Nowadays, stevia extract can be found in hundreds of foods and beverage products around the world. You may find stevia extract as sweetener in teas, flavored water and carbonated soft drinks, juices, yogurt and dairy beverages, soymilk, cereals, granola and snack bars, baked goods, sauces and dressings, snacks, enhanced water and energetic drinks, alcoholic beverages, chewing gum, canned fruit and jams, confections, and as a table top sweetener.
Stevia extract can be the sole sweetener in a product or blended with other natural caloric sweeteners or other non-caloric sweeteners. This is the case of Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener, which blends its main ingredient, stevia extract, with cane sugar as a bulking agent or carrier, providing so few calories per serving that Svetia® meets the Food and Drug Administration’s criteria for no-calorie foods (less than 5 calories per serving)
The GSI says that stevia extract may be listed differently on labels around the world, due to the different regulations in each country. For this reason, you may see stevia extract listed in the ingredient statement in these ways:
- Stevia extract
- Stevia leaf extract
- Steviol glycosides
- Rebaudioside A (Reb A)
Steviol glycosides are the sweet compounds of the stevia plant, responsible for its sweet taste. These steviol glycosides – mainly Rebaudioside A and Stevioside – are contained in the steviaextract identically as they are in the leaf so basically they are what food and beverage manufacturers use in their products.
With such a wide variety of stevia extract sweetened products you can find plenty of delicious options to fit within your personal calorie needs.
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.