Stevia (All Grades)

Stevia (All Grades)

Stevia Reb A, Stevia Rebaudioside,the species Stevia rebaudiana, native to Paraguay and commonly known as sweetleaf, sugarleaf, or simply stevia, is widely grown for its sweet leaves.

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Description

Stevia Reb A, Stevia Rebaudioside,the species Stevia rebaudiana, native to Paraguay and commonly known as sweetleaf, sugarleaf, or simply stevia, is widely grown for its sweet leaves.

It is a white to off-white, hygroscopic fine crystal or powder, having a sweet taste.It is freely soluble in ethanol/water, 50/50 (v/v), sparingly soluble in water and sparingly soluble in ethanol.

It is the extract from the Stevia leaf, and can be used as a general sweetener in foods. It is a non-calorie natural sweetener that is approximately 300-400 times sweeter than Sucrose.

An extract of the stevia plant, Rebaudioside A (“Reb A”) is a natural sweetener and sugar substitute, Stevia’s taste has a slower onset and longer duration than that of sugar, although some of its extracts may have a bitter or licorice-like aftertaste at high concentrations.

With its steviol glycoside extracts having up to 300 times the sweetness of sugar, Stevia has garnered attention with the rise in demand for low-carbohydrate, low-sugar food alternatives. Medical research has also shown possible benefits of Stevia in treating obesity and high blood pressure.

Because Stevia has a negligible effect on blood glucose, it is attractive as a natural sweetener to people on carbohydrate-controlled diets.

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