Keeping Stevia 100% Natural
Many brands are claiming that they offer 100% natural Stevia products.
Do you know what a true 100% Stevia contains, looks, and tastes like?
WHAT A TRUE 100% STEVIA CONTAINS
You deserve to know what’s in your Stevia.
When a product is labeled as “natural”, it means that nothing artificial or synthetic (including all color additives regardless of source) has been added to it. But, most of the Stevia products at your supermarkets today that are “natural”, have added ingredients like erythritol, a sugar alcohol that provides bulk and the appearance of sugar. One of the sugar ingredients that you can see is often disguised as dextrose and anything with “-ose”.
A true 100% natural, pure Stevia shouldn’t have anything but the Stevia leaf itself.
WHAT A TRUE 100% STEVIA LOOKS LIKE
A natural Stevia is green.
Since the Stevia leaf is green,
it makes complete sense that Stevia products are green. Since stevia has taken off in the health food markets, a lot of fake and impure stevia has shown up on the shelves.
WHAT A TRUE 100% STEVIA TASTES LIKE
Stevia is not supposed to taste like sugar.
Stevia has a distinctive, earthy-sweet taste since it is a leaf. The sweet taste comes from naturally occurring compounds within the stevia plant, called steviol glycosides.
Overall, Stevia is a unique way to sweeten your favorite beverage and desserts. But once you got used to it, you’ll realize that it’s a great sugar reducer since it has no glycemic index, calories, and carbohydrates.