Stevia leaf extract is a high intensity sweetener and this means that a tiny bit of stevia leaf extract goes a long way. is an ingredient in Truvía® Natural Sweetener used to evenly disperse the intense sweetness of stevia leaf extract. Erythritol is necessary to provide an “even” sweetness level throughout the product. All high intensity sweeteners (stevia leaf extract, sucralose, aspartame, saccharin) that are used in tabletop products are dispersed in a similar way using bulking ingredients like dextrose, erythritol or maltodextrin.
How exactly can you make stevia extract? Can you dry the leaves and use it? Where do you get the stevia seeds? Stevia in the store is expensive and I want to be able to do this on my own. I live your site wellness mama! God bless.
No. Truvía® is the brand name for the stevia sweetener products commercialized by Cargill. Stevia leaf extract is the common or usual ingredient name for the extract derived from the leaf of the stevia plant. Stevia leaf extract is the primary sweetening ingredient in Truvía® Natural Sweetener.
Stevia leaf extract is born from the sweet leaves of the stevia plant, which is a member of the chrysanthemum family and is native to South America. Today it is grown primarily in China. To extract the plant’s intense natural sweetness, stevia leaves are harvested and dried. The leaves are then steeped in hot water. The resulting liquid extract is filtered, purified, and dried, resulting in the crystalized stevia leaf extract. Over 200 times sweeter than sugar, stevia leaf extract is the primary sweetening ingredient in Truvía® Natural Sweetener, and only a tiny amount is needed to deliver its clean sweet taste.
|Serving Size 4 Drops|
|Servings Per Container 461|
|Amount Per Serving||% DV|
|Stevia Liquid Extract (Stevia rebaudiana) (Leaf)||0.13 ml||**|