Stevia is a new natural sweetener which is extracted from the stevia leaves (Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni). It has a high sugar sweetness equivalent level with extremely low caloric value.
Its sweetness is 200-300 times that of cane sugar and its caloric value is 1/300 that of cane sugar.
After a large amount of laboratory testing, stevia sugar has been proven to be without any toxic and side-effect, non-carcinogenic and is safe to be consumed. If taken frequently, it can prevent a lot of diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, heart disease and tooth decay, etc. It is an ideal sweetener in place of cane sugar.
1.High sweetness and low heat, and its sweetness is 200-400 times that of sucrose, thermal value is only 1/300
2.Falling blood sugar and reducing pressure.
3.It can be used for patients who have hypertension or diabetes.
4.Promot digestion, improve pancreas and splee.
1.Applied in the food field, it is mainly used as a non-calorie food sweetener.
2.Applied in pharmaceutical field, stevioside is approved to use in medicine in 1992, and developing many new products in few years.
3.Applied in other products, such as beverage, liquor, meat, daily products and so on. As a kind of condiment, it also can play a preservative role to extend shelf-life.