Botanical Name: Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni
Specification: Steviosides98% Rebaudioside A(Reb A or RA) 40%,95%
Part Used: Leaf
Detection methods: HPLC
Active Ingredient: Stevioside
Application of Stevia Leaf Extract:
Food, beverage, medicine medium, sweetener complex, pickles, cosmetics, cigarette flavour, and toothpaste, etc.
Function of Stevia Leaf Extract:
1. It controls high blood pressure.
2. It checks blood sugar levels.
3. It helps lose weight and reduce cravings for fatty foods.
4. Adding stevia to your mouthwash or toothpaste results in improving oral health.
5. Stevia induced beverages lead to improved digestion and gastrointestinal functions besides providing relief from upset stomachs.
6. Its anti-bacterial properties help prevent minor illness and cure mnor wound.
7. Stevia helps solve various skin problems.
Stevia is natural Green Sweetener, which is extracted from Stevia Leaves (Herbaceous herb of the Composite family) and was proved to be "Green Food" by the Center of China Green Food Development.
Stevia is a sweetener and sugar substitute extracted from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana. The active compound of stevia is steviol glycosides (mainly stevioside and rebaudioside). It is heat-stable, pH-stable, and not fermentable. Stevia's taste has a slower onset and longer duration than that of sugar, and some of its extracts may have a bitter or licorice-like aftertaste at high concentrations.
Sweetness is more 200~300 times than cane sugar. Stevioside and Rebaudiana-A are main compositions of Stevia, which taste cool, refreshing, and soft. Mixture with citric acid, amino acid, salt and other sweetener will be tasted better.
The legal status of stevia as a food additive or dietary supplement varies from country to country. In the United States, high-purity stevia glycoside extracts are generally recognized as safe (GRAS) and allowed as ingredients in food products. The European Union approved stevia additives in 2011, while in Japan, stevia has been widely used as a sweetener for decades.
Stevia has been used as Food additives for more than 400 years in Paraguay. It does not join the metabolism, no toxicity which was approved by FAO & WHO. Stevia is widely used as Food Sweetener (No special limit of quantity) in Japan and also be separately approved as Natural Sweetener and Medicine medium by China Hygienic Department in 1985 and 1990.
As sweetener in beverage and food, it can be bacteriostatic and protrat the expiry of qaulity guaranteed. In addition, Stevia can make nearly a 60% reduction in the cost of production, expenses of transportation and storehouse can also be saved at same time.
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