What is Stevia Leaf Extract

Curious about low-calorie sweeteners?  You’re not alone.  Conflicting information about low-calorie sweeteners seems to be reaching new heights, so we’ve searched high and low for the facts. Here’s the low-down on stevia sweeteners.

Stevia leaf extract comes from the stevia plant, which is native to South America. The primary components extracted from the stevia leaf are called steviol glycosides, which provide no calories and are the primary sweeteners found in brand names like Enliten®, Pure Via®, SPLENDA Naturals Stevia Sweetener® and Truvia®. These high-purity stevia leaf extracts are Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the FDA for use in foods and beverages since 2008.

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