Stevia for Sport Nutrition Application
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 has been used in commercial products since the beginning of the 1970s, when it first became popular in Japan. The Japanese started using the sweetener as a substitute for other sweeteners such as cyclamate and saccharin. Stevia is now used in a broad variety of products worldwide. Check our list below to see which products Stevia is suitable for. 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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