How can you use stevia extract in your life?

San Antonio TXSvetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener can be used as an alternative, zero-calorie sweetener in foods and beverages because it is made of stevia extractand cane sugar as bulking agent or carrier. This stevia extract-based sweetener is zero calorie because its sweet compounds – scientifically called steviol glycosides – are poorly absorbed in the body and pass through the upper gastrointestinal tract fully intact and then are excreted in the urine. Although Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener contains cane sugar as bulking agent, it only provides so few calories per serving that it perfectly meets the Food and Drug Administration’s criteria for non-calorie foods.

The Global Stevia Institute (GSI) says that food scientists continue to explore ways to use stevia extact-based sweeteners. Proposed uses for stevia extract include soft drinks, teas, jellies and jams, ice cream, yogurts and other dairy products, cakes and desserts, confections, and alcoholic beverages.

Dr. Priscilla Samuel, from the GSI, states that stevia extract, as being zero calorie, is currently being used as a tool to reduce energy and sugar intake, which can contribute to reduce overweight.

Sylvia Klinger, Registered Dietitian of the Hispanic Food Communications Inc. says that you can save calories by having foods prepared with stevia extract. Klinger recommends for those who like to bake with sugar because of the texture it provides, to use half sugar and half steviaextract in recipes. “Sugar performs some other functions aside from sweetening things in recipes, so you can use half sugar and half stevia extract. But at the same time you must be aware that you can also prepare recipes with only stevia extract as well. I have developed some recipes in which I use only stevia extract and it works really well.”

Here you have some suggestions for using Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener:

  • Add a spoonful of  Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener into a mug of piping hot coffee or tea.
  • Sprinkle Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener into oatmeal or on top of other unsweetened whole-grain cereals.
  • You can use Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener to sweeten your homemade jams, jellies and fruit spreads.
  • Mix Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener into muffins.
  • Use Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener to replace some of the sugar in brownies, cakes, cookies and other baked goods.

Look for our stevia extract recipes in

http://www.svetia.us/recipes/

For equivalences between sugar and stevia extract regarding sweetness, you can see the equivalence table in our website:

http://www.svetia.us/our-family-of-products/stevia-conversion-chart/

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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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