*Nature’s Velvet Stevia Raw Powder1 gm Stevia Raw Powder (0 cal) is equivalent in sweetness to 4-5 teaspoons of sugar (100 cals), Can be used in Cooking and Baking as Stable when heated up to 200 degrees, The powder can be used in its natural state, Stevia is used in Soft Drinks, Pastry, Pickles, Tobacco, Products, Candy, Jam, Yoghurt, Chewing Gum, Sorbets, etc, Good for Teeth as it does not cause cavities.
This is an ideal replacement for normal sugar for people on carbohydrate-controlled diets because they can eat sweet foods. Stevia sweetens food in a similar way as sugar.
Stevia sweet syrup can also be used in Tea, Coffee, Pickles, Yoghurt, sweets, icecream, protein shakes, juice, mock tails, and bakery.
- What is Stevia? Answer: Stevia is a small, leafy plant that was first discovered more than 200 years ago by the native people in South America. The leaves of the stevia plant are uniquely, naturally sweet and the indigenous people used to chew them for the sweet taste and to sweeten beverages. Today, the sweetness of stevia is extracted and purified into high purity stevia leaf extract and used in foods and beverages around the world.
- Is Stevia a natural sweetener? Answer: Stevia is a sweetener of natural origin, because it is made of cane sugar and stevia extract.
- How is the stevia plant used? Answer: Widely cultivated for its sweet leaves, stevia has been used for centuries by the indigenous South American natives as a traditional sweetener, added to herbal teas and other beverages.
- How is the sweetener extracted from the stevia plant? Answer: The stevia plant is usually grown to 1 meter in height. Afterwards, it is hand-harvested and the leaves are dried. Stevia extracts are obtained by water extraction (steeping the dried leaves in water, filtering and separating the liquid from the leaves and stems), and further refining of the sweet components of the stevia leaf.
- What are steviol glycosides and stevia extracts? Answer: The sweetness of the stevia plant is due to the production of sweet components called steviol glycosides, which can be extracted from the stevia plant. The leaves of stevia contain at least 10 different steviol glycosides. The two main sweet tasting glycoside compounds are stevioside and rebaudioside A (Reb A). Stevia extracts taste 200-300 times sweeter than sugar, which means that a very small amount of stevia sweeteners can achieve the desired sweetness.