What is Stevia?
What is the difference between Stevia and other sweeteners?
- 100% Natural
- Zero Calories
- Low Glycemic Index
- 200-400 times sweeter than sugar when refined
- High purity Stevia has no lingering aftertaste
- Stable at high temperature (for cooking/baking)
Where are the regulations regarding the use of stevia?
- In the US, some stevia products are Generally Recognized As Safe, and have received this status via self-affirmation and / or “letters of no objection” from the FDA.
- Letters of No Objection have been granted on a variety of stevia extracts but it is supplier dependant (each supplier receives separate affirmation).
WILD offers a broad portfolio of Sunwin Stevia products that are GRAS
(FDA Letters of No Objection #GRN000303 & #GRN000304):
- Sunwin Stevia – Reb-A 98
- Sunwin Stevia – Reb-A 95
- Sunwin Stevia – Reb-A 80/95% Steviol Glycosides
- Sunwin Stevia – Reb-A 60/95% Steviol Glycosides
- GRAS Determinations are rigorous scientific assessments: completed through third party qualified experts who evaluate the product and the process.
- Quality and quantity of scientific documentation needed is equivalent to that required for Food Additives Safety determination - same safety standard applies.
- It is important to relate the source and purity of subject material to available safety testing / documentation.
- The Sunwin Stevia portfolio also meets the FAO/WHO’s JECFA and the EFSA’s standards for the safe use of stevia in foods and beverages.
- Read the JOINT FAO / WHO EXPERT COMMITTEE ON FOOD ADDITIVES summaries & conclusions on Steviol Glycosides Read the EFSA evaluation of the safety of steviol glycosides.
Greg Horn - Speaking on Stevia at SteviaWorld Europe - 2009