Stevia Extract is a Natural Origin, Zero Calorie, Sustainable Sweetener

San Antonio TX. Excessive sugar intake is not always good for health. Today Svetia® Calorie -Free Sweetener, a non-calorie stevia extract-based sweetener made with Rebaudioside A (Reb A, 97% purity) as high intensity sweetener and cane sugar only as bulking agent, is a solution. Stevia extract is as a zero-calorie natural origin sweetener, extracted from the leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant, which contains several steviol glycosides, the compounds that give stevia extract intense and concentrated sweetness.

There are many steviol glycosides naturally present in the stevia leaf, but, due to their relative abundance in the leaf, 11 of them are typically focused on by product developers. Furthermore, the use in food and beverages of these 11 steviol glycosides has been approved by leading global food safety authorities. Steviol glycosides are increasingly being used in combinations in packaged foods and beverages to achieve the ideal sweetness profile given the food matrix or beverage composition.

Generally, Rebaudioside A, present in Svetia® Calorie -Free Sweetener, and stevioside are the major glycosides found in stevia leaves, with steviosides like rebaudioside D in much lower concentrations. To extract these components, the stevia plant must be submitted to a purification process in order to get a high purity stevia leaf extract that can meet the requirements of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

According to the Global Stevia Institute (GSI), research has shown that there is no accumulation of stevia extract in the body during metabolism. It is a result of this essentially poor absorption in the digestive tract which ultimately contributes to the fact that stevia extracthas zero calories.

Stevia extract, and therefore Svetia® Calorie -Free Sweetener, can be part of a healthful diet and lifestyle.  It can reduce added sweet calories to lower total caloric intake without sacrificing taste in a wide variety of foods and beverages.

Stevia extract is also friendly with the environment. According to the GSI stevia extract’s environmental advantages are associated with its natural concentrated sweetness. Because the leaf is 200-350 times sweeter than sugar, the stevia plant only needs 1/5th of the land to provide the same amount of sweetness as other natural sweeteners, made from sugar cane or corn, would do in larger land extensions. Less land means less water and less energy. This means less environmental impact.

Be friendly with the environment and keep your body healthier by adding stevia extract to your diet. You can use Svetia® Calorie -Free Sweetener to replace some of the sugar in brownies, cakes, cookies and other baked goods. Add a spoonful of Svetia® into a mug of piping hot coffee or tea or sprinkle it into oatmeal or on top of other unsweetened whole-grain cereals.

Look for our stevia extract recipes in

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

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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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