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Stevia Extract

Botanical Name : Stevia Rebaudiana Extract
Common Name : Stevia Extract

Assay : Saponins 20% - 40 % (Gravimetry)
Steviosides 90% - 95% ( HPLC)
Product Usage : Natural Sweetner



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Description:

Stevia extract is a Low calorie, Natural sweetener and is also the best substitute of sugar that is extracted from the leaves of Stevia plant called STEVIA REBAUDIANA. stevia contains the most active compound, known as Steviol Glycosides, that contains 150 times more sweetness than sugar.stevia rebaudiana has been used for many years by Gaurani people in South America and they called stevia as a sweet Herb. The leaves of stevia are also in the use for hundreds of years in Brazil and Paraguay to sweeten the tea and medicine while Japan is also using Stevia as a sweetener for decades because, in 1899, scientists firstly described Stevia as a sweetener.

Stevia extract contains 300 times more sweetness in comparison to sugarcane and also more sweet 200-300 times than table sugar. stevia contains 2 main sweet compounds-Stevioside and Rebaudioside. stevia currently is being accepted worldwide, like by European Food Safety Authority, Joint Expert Committee of WHO, FSSAI in India etc because of its low calories sweet tasting agent which helps in reducing weight.

Stevia extract has low Glycemic Index &aids activation of beta cells of the pancreas which helps to reduce sugar levels in the blood. The study shows that Steviol Glycosides are poorly absorbed in the body and pass through the upper gastrointestinal tract fully intact. Once steviol glycosides reach the colon it is converted into steviol. Steviol is then metabolized by the liver before being excreted in the urine. Hence there is no accumulation of Stevia in the body during metabolism. It is because of this poor absorption in the digestive tract that stevia has Low calories and does not raise blood glucose or insulin levels when digested.