How Can You Sweeten With Stevia Extract?

San Antonio TXSvetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener is a non-calorie sweetener made of stevia extract, obtained from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana, and cane sugar only as bulking agent or carrier.  Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener can be used as an alternative sweetener to replace or partially replace cane sugar in your food and beverages and can help you to reduce your calorie intake and for a better weight management.

According to the Global Stevia Institute (GSI) the sweet compounds of the stevia plant – scientifically called steviol glycosides – can be extracted from the leaf – as stevia extract – and can be used in products to achieve a very similar taste of sucrose. Steviol glycosides have additional qualities that are beneficial to manufacturers. They tend to keep the sweetness during normal processing and storage of food and are stable in a wide range of manufacturing conditions. Today stevia extract can be found in hundreds of foods and beverages from around the world, including teas, soft drinks, juices, yogurt, soymilk, baked goods, cereals, salad dressings and candy, as well as a tabletop sweetener.

However, Dr. Sylvia Klinger, Registered Dietitian of the Hispanic Food Communications Inc. says that sugar performs some other functions aside from sweetening things in recipes, so she recommends, for those who like to bake with sugar because of the texture it provides, to use half sugar and half stevia extract in recipes. “But at the same time you must be aware that you can also prepare recipes with only stevia extract as well,” she says.

You can take Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener with stevia extract cold, hot or even baked, since it keeps its sweetness and does not change the original taste of food. Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener has no bitter aftertaste, that is, it does not produce any unpleasant taste nor does it leave any such residues in the mouth. It is at present one of the best natural-origin options to sweeten without calories.

Here you have some suggestions for sweetening your life with Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener

  • Quench your thirst with flavored waters sweetened with Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener
  • Add Svetia® to balance the tang in your homemade barbeque sauce.
  • Sweeten a refreshing glass of iced tea, lemonade or an iced coffee with Svetia®
  • Whisk Svetia® into sweet–and–sour style dressings to add bold flavor to salads.
  • Use Svetia® 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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