Van Wankum Ingredients is a full service ingredients provider for many different clients in the Food & Beverage, Cosmetics, Pharmaceutical and Health industries. We offer high quality ingredients and additives.
Our services include sampling, cost efficient logistics, quality documents and consulting. Our team of commercial, logistic, and financial experts, and food technologists share more than 30 years of professional experience worldwide and are committed to satisfying customers’ needs.
What is Stevia?
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%.
Popularity of Stevia liquid
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 liquid
- Stevia can be up to 350 times sweeter than sugar
- Stevia does not stimulate dental issues such as cavities
- Stevia contains zero calories
- Stevia can be consumed safely by both diabetics and non-diabetics
Stevia powder applications
- Beverages and Beverage Mixes
- Carbonated beverages
- Non-carbonated beverages
- Hard and Soft Candy
- Jams and Jellies
- Chewable candy and tablet
- Coffee and Tea
- Dairy Products
- Processed Fruits and Fruit Juices
- Processed Vegetables and Vegetable Juices
- Confections and Frostings
- Nutritional & Dietary Products
- Table-top sweeteners
- Processed fruit
- Chewing gum
- Dry-mix products
- Fruit spreads
- Frozen desserts
- Salad dressings
Van Wankum Ingredients
Van Wankum Ingredients is always looking for environment friendly and “green” opportunities for its products and principles. We stand for long-term relationships with our clients and high quality service. Please do not hesitate to request a Stevia sample or contact us directly with questions or requests.