What is stevia?
Stevia is a plant that was discovered more than 1,500 years ago in the rain forests of Paraguay. At maturity, the stevia shrub grows to about three feet tall. Stevia leaves are 30 times sweeter than sugar.
What is SweetLeaf Stevia®?
SweetLeaf Stevia® is an award-winning sweetener with zero calories, zero carbs, a non-glycemic response, and no artificial ingredients. It is a non-GMO and kosher sugar alternative. SweetLeaf Stevia has endless uses when you want to add flavor and sweetness to any food or beverage. The SweetLeaf® brand has developed more consumer stevia products than any other company in the world.
Is stevia safe?
Yes, there are more than 1,500 studies supporting the safety of stevia. Stevia is destined to be the preferred sweetener of the future. Consumers are looking for ways to reduce calories, carbohydrates, and sugars in their diets. Stevia is a proven solution. SweetLeaf Stevia products taste delightfully sweet and are gluten-free.
What are the ingredients in SweetLeaf® Stevia Sweetener?
It is a combination of stevia, silica, and the world’s finest inulin. It is available in packets and shaker jars in both SweetLeaf Stevia and Organic Stevia Sweeteners.
America’s body-friendly sweetener, SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener is a sweetening alternative with zero calories, zero carbohydrates, and a non-glycemic response. Silica is a naturally occurring substance recommended by the FDA as an anti-caking agent in many powdered foods. Inulin is a soluble vegetable fiber, which nourishes the good intestinal flora that support immune function and promotes digestive function.
Are SweetLeaf Stevia products safe for people with diabetes?
Yes, SweetLeaf Stevia products, such as SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener packets, shaker jar, Sweet Drops™, Water Drops™, organic powders, and tablets, with their non-glycemic response, are safe for people with diabetes.
In addition, SugarLeaf® is an exciting baking product loved by the nation’s finest chefs. It is a premium blend of SweetLeaf Stevia and cane sugar, which reduces the amount of sugar and calories used by 2/3. We advise anyone with medical questions or specific health conditions to check with their physician for medical recommendations.
What are the ingredients in SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops™?
Our liquids (Sweet Drops) are made with organic stevia leaf extract, natural flavors, and purified water. They have zero calories, zero fats, zero cholesterol, zero sodium, zero carbohydrates, and zero sugars. The liquids contain plant-based flavors and have no MSG or other products like it. Sweet Drops are also vegan.
I have tried stevia before and it had an aftertaste. Do SweetLeaf products have a bad aftertaste?
Not all stevia is created equal. The bitter aftertaste you have experienced from other products may have arisen from artificial ingredients or chemicals used in processing. SweetLeaf is proud to say that our products have no sugar alcohols (such as erythritol), methanol, aspartame, sucralose, maltodextrin, or dextrose, and are not processed with chemicals. SweetLeaf is the only stevia brand consistently winning global awards for taste and innovation.
Where can I buy SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops™ flavors?
A list of retailers is located at this link: sweetleaf.com/store-locator. If your local retailer does not stock the specific item you are looking for, they can special order it for you, or you may purchase it online at www.shopsweetleaf.com. You may also purchase from the following online retailers: Amazon.com, Jet.com, Vitacost.com, Drugstore.com, or iHerb.com.
I love your teas. How much caffeine does your yerba maté contain per bag?
There are 27mg of caffeine in each yerba maté tea bag. Yerba maté and Yerba Maté Royale® will give you the energy and mental alertness you seek without the jittery sensation that can come from caffeinated beverages.
Our comparison chart indicates for an 8-oz. cup:
- Coffee: 90mg caffeine
- Green tea: 40mg caffeine
- Yerba maté tea: 27mg caffeine
What teas do you have that are caffeine-free?
Currently, our Pau d’ Arco and stevia teas are both caffeine-free.
Do SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops need to be refrigerated?
No, they do not.
Can SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener be used in cooking and baking?
Yes. SweetLeaf is great for cooking and baking, and is heat- and freezer-stable. You can substitute SweetLeaf Stevia Sweeteners for all or part of the sugars in a recipe. Use our easy conversion chart to help with the substitutions in your recipes.
We also encourage you to join us on Facebook, where our active SweetLeaf community, including professional chefs, post tips and delicious recipes.
Need more ideas for recipes? SweetLeaf’s Cooking with SweetLeaf Stevia® cookbook is filled with low- to no-sugar recipes suitable for the entire family. It features delicious dishes for breakfast, breads & muffins, entrées & sides, dressings & marinades, desserts, drinks, kid-friendly foods, and holiday specialties.
Is SweetLeaf approved by the FDA as a sweetener?
In 2008, SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener was the first stevia product to achieve the FDA’s GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) designation. This means that it can be used as a food and as an additive in other foods as a sweetener.
Do you have any new products?
Yes! The most anticipated new products of the SweetLeaf family are finally here! We are so excited to introduce our new SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia 50ml Sweet Drops in five favorite flavors. The award-winning taste you love, with no sugars, no artificial sweeteners, and no calories has been revealed. The most popular flavors—Vanilla, Chocolate, Caramel, Coconut, and SteviaClear®—are now in a convenient, user-friendly 50ml bottle, along with the delicious taste you expect from SweetLeaf. Combining an unbreakable bottle with easy-squeeze technology, this latest form of Sweet Drops is the ultimate go-anywhere companion for all your sweetening and flavor needs. From the kitchen to the office to your daily commute, now you can flavor up deliciously, anytime, anywhere.
And SweetLeaf has a great way for everyone to hydrate deliciously. We offer our award-winning SweetLeaf® Water Drops™. Just adding one squeeze (or more, to taste) to still or sparkling water takes it from boring to wow! Water Drops are available in 4 delicious blends: Peach Mango, Raspberry Lemonade, Strawberry Kiwi, and Lemon Lime. They have zero calories, zero carbs, NO artificial sweeteners, great taste, and a non-glycemic response.
We also offer SweetLeaf® Organic Stevia Sweetener. The award-winning line is QAI-certified with the same better-for-the-body benefits and great, delicious taste as our original SweetLeaf Sweetener. They are available in 35- and 70-count packet boxes and 3.2-oz. shaker jars. They have zero calories, zero carbs, and NO artificial ingredients.
Recently, our SweetLeaf Stevia and Organic Stevia Sweeteners received coveted 2016 ChefsBest® Excellence Award. The ChefsBest Excellence award is awarded to brands that surpass quality standards established by independent professional chefs.