What is SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener?
SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener is a 100% plant-derived natural sweetener containing zero calories and zero carbohydrates. SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener has developed more consumer stevia sweetener products than any other company, from a tabletop sweetener, flavored drops and delicious, multi-flavored water enhancers to tablets and a convenient shaker bottle for the pantry.
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 1,500 years. The sweet compounds found within the leaves are called steviosides and glycosides; rebaudioside A (also known as reb A) is the sweetest of these.
There are at least 45 glycosides within the leaf, rebaudioside A being the most abundant. It is sweetest within the context of other glycosides.
What are the ingredients in SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener?
SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener either packets or shaker jar 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.
What makes SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener superior to other stevia-based products available in the marketplace?
SweetLeaf tastes better and is known for its quality. SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener is the only stevia sweetener in the world winning international taste and innovation awards. Unlike some stevia sweeteners, no artificial additives are used nor are any sugars added.
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 response.
Can SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener be used in the management of diabetes?
Yes. SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener has zero carbohydrates and zero glycemic response, so it doesn’t spike blood sugar. However one should always consult one’s physician for all medical advice and decisions.
Can SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener be used in weight management?
Yes. SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener can be added to any foods or beverages to keep calories and carbohydrates as minimal as possible and to satisfy cravings for sweets. By using SweetLeaf instead of other natural or artificial 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. We also have a SweetLeaf recipe book coming soon.
Is SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener gluten-free?
Yes, SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener is gluten-free.
Is SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener Kosher?
Yes, our Packets and Shaker Jar are currently certified Kosher.
Is SweetLeaf Stevia non-GMO?
Yes, our stevia extract is Non-GMO Project Verified, as are our Packets, Shaker Jar, and Organic Stevia Clear Liquid.
Some of our 20 flavored liquids have completed the process of Non-GMO Project Verified; the remaining are in process.
What is the FDA’s position on SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener?
SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener was the first stevia sweetener to be given GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status 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.