Stevia is a new natural sweetener which is extracted from the stevia leaves (Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni). It is off-white color, with appropriate taste, free of peculiar smell and is a new sugar source with a very bright future. Stevia leaves is 30 times sweeter than cane sugar, while it’s extraction is 200-300 times that of cane sugar and its caloric value is only 1/300 that of cane sugar.
After a large amount of laboratory testings, stevia sugar has been proven to be without any toxic and side-effect, non-carcinogenic and is safe to be consumed. If taken frequently, it can prevent a lot of diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, heart disease and tooth decay, etc. It is an ideal sweetener in place of cane sugar.
Stevia can be widely used in food, beverages and drinks, medicine, chemical products for daily use, wine-making, cosmetics, flavorings, etc. industries. Compared with using cane sugar, it can reduce cost by as much as 60%.
In the year 2008, FDA has approved stevia as a natural, low calorie sweetener whose taste is closest to that of cane sugar. Besides cane sugar and beet sugar, it is the third natural sweetener with full potential for further development and specifically for those in pursuit of health. It is globally recognized as “The 3rd International Sweetener Source”.
Glucosyl stevia is made from stevia extraction by using enzymatic treated method to separate the good taste glucosyl in the purpose of eliminate the bitterness of traditional stevia extract and improve its solubility, its sweetness is 100-150 times than cane sugar. It is white or light yellow powder or granule appearance with refreshing sweet taste.
Stevia is a natural sweetener extracted from Stevia leaves.
Stevia has been consumed for over 400 years at its place of origin in Paraguay. To-date, no harmful illness has been associated with stevia. Stevioside does not participate in human’s metabolism. It does not accumulate within the body, it is non-toxic and its safety has been recognized by both the FAO and WHO.
Stevia has been widely used in Japan where there is no upper limit on the quantity that may be consumed for this type of sweetener. The Ministry of Health in China in 1985 and again in 1990 separately approved stevia as the natural sweetener and a supplement as sweetener agent for medicine applications.
Stevia’s sweetness is 200-300 times that of cane sugar. Stevioside and Rebaudioside–A are the main components of Stevia. The sweetness is pure, cool and lasting and its natural sweetness resembles that of cane sugar. In comparison to cane sugar, we can reduce significantly the cost of production and save at least 60% in costs. At the same time, we will be able to save the transportation and warehousing components of expenses.
Total caloric value from stevia is only 1/300 of that of cane sugar. It can be used in the making of low-calorie food and drinks. Stevia is especially suitable for patients with diabetics, obesity, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, dental cavities and so on.
Stevia is recognized as a nutritional food and health supplement by people in global medical fields.
400 years ago, the original inhabitants in Paraguay began making use of Stevia as a herbal medicine to cure common colds, influenza and fistula hyperemia. Modern medical research studies show that Stevia is helpful in regulating blood sugar level, blood pressure, raising energy level and improving brain activity. It is also helpful in reducing body fat and for weight control. In addition, it has good effects on skin care and in treating other skin related diseases.
Stevia is stable in its form and does not react to acid, alkali, heat and light. It does not ferment. It does not get mouldy and deteriorate in quality if stored for a long time. As a sweetener in beverage and food, it can slow the growth of bacteria thus prolong the freshness quality guaranteed period. In addition, Stevia can reduce up to 60% in the cost of the production, with significant savings in transportation and warehousing cost.
As food additives, beverages, medicine and health supplements, various condiments, complex sweetener, pickles and other preservatives, cigarette flavoring, no-decay toothpaste, cosmetics, wine and spirits additives, etc.