Stevia, excellent sweetener for sports nutrition

Stevia is a sweetener, used as a substitute for sugar. It is subtracted from the leaves of a plant called Stevia Rebaudania. Stevia can be used in powder or liquid form. The active compounds of Stevia, a variety of steviol glycosides , are 250 – 300 times sweeter than sugar, making Stevia a successful substitute for sugar. Stevia is also stable under heat and over a broad range of pH conditions. Stevia is available in different concentrations, varying from RA60% until RA99%.

Since the beginning of the 1970s, Stevia has been used in commercial products. It first became popular in Japan. The Japanese used it as a substitute for sweeteners such as cyclamate and saccharin. Today, Stevia is used worldwide in a broad variety of products. To see in which products Stevia can be used, check our list below.

Stevia is available in powder or liquid form. Benefits of Stevia:

 

• Stevia can be between 30 – 350 times sweeter than sugar

• Stevia does not stimulate dental cavities

• Stevia has no calories • Both diabetics and non-diabetics can safely consume Stevia For the Sport nutrition industry we can supply Stevia in Powder form and Granular Form. 

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