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 sugar substitute. Stevia is subtracted from the leaves of the plant Stevia Rebaudania and can be used in liquid or powder form. Stevia is a successful substitute for sugar as the active compounds, a variety of steviol glycosides, are 250 – 300 times sweeter than sugar. Stevia is stable under heat and over a broad range of pH conditions. Stevia comes in different purities varying from RA60% until RA99%.
Popularity of Stevia powder
Stevia has been used in commercial products since the beginning of the 1970s. It was first used in Japan where it became a substitute for sweeteners such as cyclamate and saccharin. The product is now used globally as an alternative for sugar. The sweetener is found in many products and is available in liquid or powder form.
Benefits of Stevia powder
- Stevia can be 30 – 350 times sweeter than sugar
- Stevia does not cause dental cavities
- Stevia contains no calories
- Stevia is safe for consumption by 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
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