What is SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener?
SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener is America’s original stevia sweetener and the only absolutely pure, leaf-derived, chemically-free stevia sweetener available in the marketplace today. It has zero calories, zero carbohydrates and zero glycemic index. The makers of SweetLeaf® have been working with stevia longer than anyone else in America.
What is stevia?
Stevia is a naturally sweet plant indigenous to South America where it has been used to sweeten food and beverages for more than 500 years. The sweet compounds found within the leaves are called glycosides, with rebaudioside A (also known as reb A) being the sweetest.
What are the ingredients in SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener?
SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener contains only two ingredients: natural stevia leaf extract and inulin, a soluble vegetable fiber. Inulin is a naturally occurring prebiotic that nourishes the body’s good intestinal flora, supporting good digestive health and immune function. That’s it!
What makes SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener superior to other stevia-based products available in the marketplace?
SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener is the only sweetener in the world to use cool, purified water and a revolutionary filtration process to extract a select blend of glycosides. Because no chemicals, solvents, alcohols or additional processes are used at any stage of production, SweetLeaf® needs no masking or flavoring agents to hide anything. It simply has a clean, sweet taste that is ideal for all food and beverages.
What is the difference between stevia and artificial sweeteners?
The main difference is that stevia is natural, not synthetic. The reason artificial sweeteners exist in the first place is to sweeten food and beverages without adding calories or adversely impacting blood sugar. SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener provides the best of both worlds – natural sweetness with no calories, carbs or glycemic index.
Can SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener be used in the management of diabetes?
Yes. SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener has zero carbohydrates and zero glycemic index, so it doesn’t affect blood sugar.
Can SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener be used in weight management?
Yes. SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener can be added to sugar-free and fat-free foods to keep calories and carbohydrates as minimal as possible. By using SweetLeaf® instead of other natural or synthetic sweeteners, you can enjoy coffee, tea, yogurt, oatmeal, cereal, smoothies and many other foods and beverages while staying on track with your weight goals.
Can SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener be used in cooking and baking?
Yes. Please visit the recipe page on this site for deliciously tempting ways to use SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener. We also encourage you to join us on Facebook where our active SweetLeaf® community posts tips and recipes.
Is SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener gluten-free?
Yes, SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener is gluten-free.
Is SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener Kosher?
Yes, it is certified Kosher (Parve).
What is the FDA’s position on SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener?
SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener was the first stevia sweetener to receive GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status from the FDA in March 2008. Rigorous evaluation of the combination of glycosides used in the extract formulation was performed by two separate panels of scientists, independent of one another. Both GRAS Associates, LLC and Life Science Research Office concluded SweetLeaf® to be GRAS. To further underscore the findings, the FDA issued a "No Questions" letter to Wisdom Natural Brands® in 2009.