Nature’s Flavors' Stevia Syrups are a great, natural way to add sweetness to your favorite dishes, beverages and baked goods!
Stevia is derived from a shrub called Stevia Rebaudiana that originates in Paraguay and has been used as a sweetener there for centuries by the Guarani Indians. It was first researched by a Spanish botanist named Petrus Jacobus Stevus, for whom it was named. Later, in 1931, French chemists isolated and identified the glycosides which give the plant its sweet taste: stevioside and rebaudioside. These glycosides were found to be anywhere from 40-300 times sweeter than sucrose, able to withstand very high temperatures, and non-fermentable. Stevia is widely used in Japan as a sweetener and is also popular in other countries, such as Brazil, Mexico and Russia.
Nature’s Flavors' Stevia Syrups are a great alternative to ordinary sugar because they contain less than five calories per one ounce serving, but still achieve the sweetness you're looking for. The glycosides present in stevia which give it its natural sweetness cannot be metabolized by the human body. This is the primary factor for the low calorie content of Nature’s Flavors' Stevia Syrups. If you're looking to cut calories without sacrificing taste or sweetness, our stevia syrups are a great choice.
Another benefit of using Nature’s Flavors' Stevia Syrups is that stevia does not raise blood sugar levels in humans and may, in fact, lower them. Stevia is beneficial for people with diabetes or on carbohydrate-controlled diets. Studies have also shown replacing sugar with stevia in meals may lower blood glucose levels and aid in controlling type 2 diabetes.
Try Nature’s Flavors' Stevia Syrups today and see what they can do for you!