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Stevia Defination——What is the Stevia?
Dec 28, 2017

What is Stevia Defination?


Stevia is a sweetener and sugar substitute extracted from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana. The active compounds of stevia are steviol glycosides (mainly stevioside and rebaudioside), which have up to 150 times the sweetness of sugar, are heat-stable, pH-stable, and not fermentable. Stevia's taste has a slower onset and longer duration than that of sugar, and some of its extracts may have a bitter or licorice-like aftertaste at high concentrations.

 

Rebaudioside A has the least bitterness of all the steviol glycosides in the Stevia rebaudiana plant. To produce rebaudioside A commercially, stevia plants are dried and subjected to a water extraction process. This crude extract contains about 50% rebaudioside A. The various glycosides are separated and purified via crystallization techniques, typically using ethanol or methanol as solvent. Stevia extracts and derivatives are produced industrially and marketed under different trade names. Rebiana is an abbreviated name for the stevia extract, rebaudioside A.

 

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The legal status of stevia as a food additive or dietary supplement varies from country to country. In the United States, high-purity stevia glycoside extracts are generally recognized as safe (GRAS) and allowed as ingredients in food products, but stevia leaf and crude extracts do not have GRAS or Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for use in food. The European Union approved stevia additives in 2011, and in Japan, stevia has been widely used as a sweetener for decades.

 

Where to buy Stevia?


Xi'an Natural Field Bio-Technique Co.,Ltd. as Stevia manufacturer, which is the professional Manufacturer of Herbal Extract Since 2005. And attend the CPHI, Vitafoods and API Exhibition from 2008. Stevia extract powder and stevia tablets are the one of strong products. Stevia extract normal specifications are RA 40%, Stevia RA 50% to RA 98% stevia, stevia RA 99%.  Stevia tablets sweetness is 60 times. The Stevia is widely used for health care foods and food additives. If you need this product and related product, please contact us or send an inquiry to info@natural-field.com at any time.