Svetia® Calorie Free Sweetener

What is Svetia® made from?

Svetia® is made with cane sugar and Reb A (97% purity), the best tasting part of the stevia leaf. Svetia® is the best-tasting option among stevia extract sweeteners; it does not contain calories or artificial ingredients.

Why do we use cane sugar in our Svetia® sweetener?

All sweeteners without calories now in the market contain in their ingredients some bulking agent, such as dextrose and maltodextrin, with the aim of providing volume and texture.

Svetia® uses cane sugar as a bulking agent to be of natural origin and because it also has a glycemic index lower than dextrose and maltodextrin, giving an excellent profile of flavor and natural sweetness.

All these ingredients, as well as cane sugar, provide so few calories per serving that Svetia® Calorie Free Sweetener meet the Food and Drug Administration’s criteria for no-calorie foods (less than 5 calories per serving).

Is Svetia® a natural sweetener?

Svetia® is a sweetener of natural origin, because it is made of cane sugar and stevia extract.

What is Stevia?

Stevia is a plant in the sunflower family native to South America, where it has been used as a natural sweetener for centuries. The stevia leaves contain steviosides, rebaudiosides and dulcosides, which are the compounds responsible for its sweetening power. Because it is of vegetable origin and without calories, stevia may be part of a well-balanced diet to help reduce caloric intake, without sacrificing flavor.

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Why is Svetia® better than other sweeteners containing stevia?
  • Svetia® formula with cane sugar provides a great natural taste with zero calories and no aftertaste.
  • No artificial ingredients
  • Svetia® was created for people who seek health and wellness without sacrificing the taste profile of sugar cane.
How to use stevia?

According to the Global Stevia Institute, products with stevia are growing, since high purity stevia leaf extracts are used as a sweetening ingredient in foods and beverages in more than 65 countries around the world. Innovation is the engine of Stevia. The category that takes the lead in the number of releases is dairy products, representing 20% of the new stevia products introduced to the market, followed by sugar and sweeteners (12%), bread (12%) and juices (11%), among other categories.

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Is stevia safe?

Leading organizations support the safety and benefits of Stevia. In 2008 and 2009, the Organization for agriculture and the food/Joint Expert Committee on food additives (JECFA) of the World Health Organization and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that the use of high purity (≥95%) steviol glycosides is safe for human consumption. In addition, in 2011, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) authorized the use of high purity (≥95%) steviol glycosides in foods and beverages throughout the European Union. (Source: The Global Stevia Institute).

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Dr. Cathy Kapica C.E.O. of The Awegrin Institute

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What test have been made to show that stevia is safe?
The leaf extracts of Stevia of high purity, whose chemical name is steviol glycosides, are safe for human consumption, as shown by a compendium of more than 200 scientific studies about stevia, including pharmacokinetic and metabolic studies. This includes special populations such as pregnant and lactating women, children and people with allergies or diabetes. (Source: The Global Stevia Institute).

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How is Svetia® Calorie-Free Sweetener compared to other sweeteners?

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References:

    1. Calorie-Free: Calorie-free claim is allowed when the food contains less than 5 calories per serving. / Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration – FDA (2015). 21 CFR 101.60
    2. No Caloric Sweeteners or High-Intensity Sweeteners (HIS):  HIS are ingredients used to sweeten and enhance the flavor of foods.  Because HIS are many times sweeter than table sugar (sucrose), smaller amounts of HIS are needed to achieve the same level of sweetness as sugar in food.  People may choose to use HIS in place of sugar for a number of reasons, including that they do not contribute calories or only contribute a few calories to the diet. HIS also generally will not raise blood sugar levels. The HIS permitted by the FDA are the following ones: highly purified stevia extract, saccharin, aspartame, acesulfame potassium (Ace-K), sucralose, neotame, advantame and monk fruit / Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration – FDA (2014), from http://www.fda.gov/Food/IngredientsPackagingLabeling/FoodAdditivesIngredients/ucm397716.htm
    3. Source: Retrieved December 8, 2015, from https://www.splenda.com/faq/no-calorie-sweetener#why-are-the-ingredients-maltodextrin-and-dextrose-in-splenda®-no-calorie-sweetener-products
    4. Source: Retrieved December 8, 2015, from http://www.equal.com/equal-original/faqs#classic09
    5. Source: Retrieved December 8, 2015, from http://www.sweetnlow.com/faq
    6. Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration – FDA (2015), from  http://www.fda.gov/Food/IngredientsPackagingLabeling/FoodAdditivesIngredients/ucm397725.htm
    7. Dextrose: Corn sugar. / Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration – FDA (2015). 21 CFR 184.1857
    8. Maltodextrin: Sugar that comes from corn starch, potato starch or ride starch. / Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration – FDA (2015). 21 CFR 184.1444
Glycemic Index 9 for Sweeteners

  1. Glycemic Index: The Glycemic Index is an indication of how quickly a specified amount of food will cause a rise in blood sugar level. The glycemic index for sweeteners is a function of three things: 1) The amount of carbohydrate present. 2) The type of carbohydrate present. 3) The presence of other substances (soluble fiber for example) that slow metabolism of carbohydrates. Source: Glycemic Index for Sweeteners (2015), from http://www.sugar-and-sweetener-guide.com/glycemic-index-for-sweeteners.html

Cooking With Stevia

How to replace sugar with Stevia, when baking or cooking?
Svetia ® is a good sweetener substitute for cooking and baking. Here is our stevia extract sweetener conversion chart:

 

Svetia® Packets Sugar
1 packet 2 tsp
3 packet 1/8 cup
6 packet 1/4 cup
8 packet 1/3 cup
12 packet 1/2 cup
16 packet 2/3 cup
18 packet 3/4 cup
24 packet 1 cup
Does substituting Stevia for sugar affect the flavor of foods?
Yes, all natural or artificial non-caloric sweeteners have residual flavors (aftertaste). Svetia®, through the patented process we have, removes them.

Health & Wellness

What are the side effects of using Stevia Extract?

According to the Global Stevia Institute (GSI), the authoritative, science-based resource for information on the nutritional and sweetening properties of plant species Stevia rebaudiana, multiple major regulatory agencies around the world have concluded that steviol glycosides are safe for use as sweeteners for human consumption, including special populations.

Stevia leaf extract has been rigorously tested in over 200 scientific studies and given the stamp of approval by multiple regulatory organizations around the globe. In some countries, crude stevia extracts or whole stevia plant leaves are often sold as dietary supplements, but the GSI states that only high purity stevia leaf extract has been evaluated and approved for use as an ingredient in food and beverages by multiple regulatory agencies throughout the world.

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Is Svetia® a gluten-free sweetener?

Svetia® calorie free sweetener is gluten free.

How many calories are in a packet of Svetia®?

Each packet of our product Svetia® has 1 gram (0% of the Daily Value) of carbohydrates and only 4 calories per packet, which the FDA considers dietetically zero calories per serving, so that we can claim calorie-free sweetener.

Can Svetia® be used by diabetics?

All sweeteners without calories on the market contain among their ingredients some bulking agent as dextrose and maltodextrin with the aim of providing volume and texture. Svetia® Calorie Free Sweetener uses cane sugar as a bulking agent for being of natural origin, providing an excellent profile of flavor and natural sweetness. In fact, cane sugar has a glycemic index lower than other agents such as dextrose and maltodextrin — used in other sweeteners — without calories that exist in the market. All these ingredients, as well as cane sugar, provide so few calories per serving that SVETIA® Calorie-Free Sweetener meets the Food and Drug Administration’s criteria for no-calorie foods (less than 5 calories per serving).

Svetia® Calorie Free Sweetener may be used in a carbohydrate-controlled food plan for people with diabetes under a dietitian or physician’s supervision. One packet of Svetia® contains only one gram of carbohydrates. People with diabetes are advised to check with their registered dietitian or physician.