Stevia is a natural, non-caloric sweetener derived from the Stevia Rebaudiana plant.
It has no artificial colors or ingredients and can be used as an alternative to sugar in baking and other cooking applications.
Unlike high fructose corn syrup, stevia is low in net carbohydrates. It is also much sweeter than regular sugar, so you don’t need to use as much of it to achieve the desired sweetness. It is stable under high temperatures, making it suitable for cooking and baking. However, manufacturers must consider its interaction with other ingredients, as it can sometimes affect texture or other sensory properties.
Stevia comes in various forms, including a ground leaf powder, crystallized (this is often a refined extract of steviol glycosides), and in a liquid form in which Steviol glycosides dissolved in water or other solvents. The sweetener is commonly used in beverages, baked goods, confectionery, chewing gums, and range of other products.
North Central Companies excels in the procurement and quality assurance of ingredients for food, beverage, and nutrition providers. With its natural sweetness, low net carbohydrates, as well as potential health benefits, Stevia is rapidly becoming a preferred choice among manufacturers. It’s frequently mixed with other natural sweeteners such as: