- Simply Stevia - USDA Certified Organic - Certified Kosher
- Spoonable Stevita Stevia, USDA Certified Organic - Certified Kosher
- Stevita Delight
- Stevita Hard Candies
- Stevita Liquid Stevia Extract - USDA Certified Organic - Certified Kosher
- Stevita Liquid with Delicious Natural Flavors - Certified Kosher Stevia
- Stevita Steviadent
NEWS - Why Do We Have 3 Versions Of Stevia?
July 15, 2016
We recently had a customer ask "Why do we have 3 different versions of Stevita Stevia granules?"
Here is the response from our President Oscar Rodes:
Thanks for contacting us. I will be glad to answer your question. I have been working with stevia since the late 80’s both in the farming side and extraction and marketing aspects of the final stevia products.
The only reason to use a filler or bulking agent is to provide bulkiness to make easier to handle the product both for packaging and use by the consumer. The pure stevia is extremely sweet ( up to 250 times sweeter than sugar) thus to measure and package a single serving of the pure powder requires a very accurate equipment because it must handle a very small quantity. We employ such equipment to package our pure stevia , SimplyStevia™, in individual single serving packet each containing a few crystals of the extract weighing no more than 75 mg ( 0.0026 oz). One packet of our SimplyStevia™ with only 75 mg of the extract provides the sweetness equal to 3 packets of sugar. SimplyStevia™ is the only pure stevia available in the market packaged in a single serving. Also, it is available in a small jar, in bulk form.
All the other stevia brands in the market, unless specifically labeled as pure, use fillers , such as Truvia® ( Erythritol plus flavors), Stevia in the Raw® ( dextrose), Sweetleaf® ( FOS) , NuNaturals® ( maltodextrine) , etc.
For the consumer this can be very confusing because depending on the quantity of filler, the packet will have different intensity of sweetness. For instance, a Truvia® packet is as sweet as one packet of sugar. Each package of Sweetleaf® equals the sweetness of 2 packets of sugar. Our Spoonable™ packet ( 1 g) equals the sweetness of 3 packets of sugar. The same if you use the Spoonable from the 16 oz jar.
For the Spoonable we use erythritol as the bulking agent and for the Supreme we use xylitol which is known for its health benefits to teeth and bones.
Unlike some of our competitors we do not use any so called “natural flavors” added to the product. We refer to these natural flavors as “ masking flavors” with the only benefit is to make the product sweeter. A good quality stevia like our stevia is naturally sweet and does not require additional flavors to make it sweet.
Hope this will help to clarify the differences and again we appreciate your supporting our Stevita products.