1. Stevioside 855, 90%, 95%
2. Natural sugar, zero calorie
3. Food additive
4. CAS No.: 57817-89-7
5. OEM service
Stevia sweetener Stevioside
Stevia rebaudiana is a South American plant, native to Paraguay that has long been used to sweeten beverages and make tea. The term stevia typically refers to sweeteners made from a crude preparation (powder or liquid) of dried stevia leaves. Stevia is grown and harvested in many countries around the world, predominantly in China and Brazil.
Stevia sweeteners are also ingredients in many products, such as ice cream, bread and soft drinks, throughout Asia and South America. In the US, stevia sweeteners are primarily found in tabletop products and reduced calorie beverages. Heightened regard for caloric consumption and increased demand from consumers for a greater variety of low calorie products has provided an impetus to incorporate stevia sweeteners into foods and beverages.
– Steviol Glycosides
Steviol glycosides are found in the leaves of the stevia plant and each has a particular taste
profile and sweetness intensity. Steviol glycosides can be isolated from the leaves of the stevia plant. It is approved for use in countries such as Australia, Brazil, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand and Paraguay. In the U.S., steviol glycosides with high rebaudioside content are Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) for use as a tabletop sweetener.
– Rebaudioside A
Rebaudioside A is one of the many steviol glycosides in stevia leaves that provide sweetness.
In the US, rebaudioside A is Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) for use as a general purpose sweetener and may be used in foods and beverages, excluding meat and poultry products.
Rebaudioside A is approximately 250 to 300 times sweeter than sucrose. Components of stevia sweeteners contain zero calories. Further, research has shown that stevia sweeteners do not contribute calories or carbohydrates to the diet and do not affect blood glucose or insulin response, which allows people with diabetes to consume a greater variety of foods and comply with a healthful meal plan. Stevia sweeteners are an excellent alternative for use in foods and beverages such as diet beverages. The sweet components in stevia sweeteners are naturally occurring which may further benefit consumers who prefer foods and beverages they perceive as natural.