The sweet tasting substances produced by the stevia plant are called "steviol glycosides." These substances are (1) stevioside, (2) rebaudioside A, (3) rebaudioside C and (4) dulcoside A. The natural ratio produced by the leaves, in traditional stevia plants, is 60% stevioside, 30% rebaudioside A and 10% rebaudiside C and dulcoside. They all have a sweet taste, however, the rebaudiosides and dulcoside have a more sugar-like taste, whereas the stevioside has more of a honey-herbal taste.
Our Stevita Spoonable has a greater percentage of rebaudiosides and dulcosides, therefore it has a very clean and almost similar to fructose taste.
To make it possible to package the powder in small individual servings and to make it easier to measure for cooking purposes, we add in erythritol, a bulking agent naturally extracted from fruits, vegetables and grains. Unlike other fillers in the market such as lactose, maltodextrine, F.O.S., etc., erythritol has a very high digestive tolerance and practically zero calories.
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