Stevia is a Natural Green Sweetener which is extracted from Stevia Leaves and was proved to be "Green Food" by the Center of China Green Food Development.
Stevia has been used as Food additives for more than 400 years in Paraguay. It does not join the metabolism, which is of no toxicity and was approved and widely used in China, Japan, Korea, China Taiwan, Indonesia, Russia, USA, Paraguay, Brazil, Australia and so on.
It’s more than 200-300 times sweeter than cane sugar. Stevioside and Rebaudioside-A are main ingredients in Stevia, which taste cool, refreshing and soft.
4. Low calorie
1/300 of cane sugar.
Stevioside is called good nutrition supplement and health food for human being in international medical profession. And native people used it as a herbal treatment of the common cold, influenza, congestive diseases such as fistula 400 years ago. Modern medical research found that Stevia can not only help people regulate blood sugar, blood pressure, increase energy and brainpower, but also contributes to the human diet and weight conditioning. Meanwhile it has a good role in the skin care and the treatment of various skin diseases.
Stevia is stable in acid, alkali, hot, light and it is non-fermentative, which can never be moldy after long storage and no browning reaction through heat dealing. As a natural sweetener, it is conducive to restrain the growing of bacteria and prolong the shelf life in the food and drinks.
According to (GB8270-1999) : As a natural food additive，stevioside functions in healthcare field, and it mainly used for low-calorie foods, carbonated drinks, fruit juice, cold drinks, cakes, salted products, aquatic products and the like.