Your SweetLeaf questions
Have a question about SweetLeaf® and its family of products? Browse our frequently asked questions below for the answer or contact us with your inquiry.
What is stevia?
Stevia is a plant that was discovered more than 1,500 years ago in the rainforests 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, gluten-free, 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 thousands of studies supporting the safety of stevia. Stevia is destined to be the preferred sweetener of the future. Consumers are looking for ways to reduce or eliminate 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 Sweet Drops™ Liquid Stevia?
Our liquid stevia Sweet Drops, are made with stevia leaf extract, natural flavors, and purified water. They have zero calories, zero fats, zero cholesterol, zero sodium, and zero sugars. The liquids contain plant-based flavors and have no MSG or other like products. Sweet Drops are also vegan.
Are SweetLeaf Stevia products appropriate for people with diabetes?
Yes, SweetLeaf Stevia products, such as SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener packets, shaker jar, 2-oz. Sweet Drops™, Water Drops™, organic powders, and tablets, with their non-glycemic response, are appropriate 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 sugars 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® Stevia Sweetener?
It is a combination of stevia 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 sweetener alternative with zero calories, zero carbohydrates, and a non-glycemic response. Inulin is a soluble vegetable fiber, which nourishes the good intestinal flora that supports the body’s immune function and promotes digestion.
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 that can be experienced from other products may have arisen from artificial ingredients or chemicals used in processing. SweetLeaf Stevia has no bitterness or aftertaste.
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 Sweet Drops Liquid Stevia 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 it is freezer-stable while being able to withstand heat. 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 an additive in other foods to sweeten and enhance flavor.
Do you have any new products?
Yes! Now you can enjoy syrup without worrying about added sugars. Savor the syrupy sweetness that comes from stevia and monk fruit in our new SweetLeaf® Stevia Sugar-Free Syrups. Forget what used to be liquefied sugar, SweetLeaf Syrup brings the incredible sweetness of stevia and monk fruit in three popular flavors. SweetLeaf Syrup is flavored naturally, Non-GMO Project Verified and kosher. This sugar-free syrup is delicious on pancakes, waffles, desserts and anything else you’d use syrup on, with only 70 calories per serving.