What is Stevia?

What Is Stevia? - A natural Sugar Substitute (without apsartame)



Stevia is the new premium sweetener to hit the shelves these past few years but it is not just another sweetener! Unlike its artificial and chemically produced predecessors (such as saccharin, sucralose or aspartame), Stevia is naturally occurring in the leaves of the Stevia Rebaudiana plant (a member of the chrysanthemum family of plants).

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Now Stevia is not a new product. Brazil and Japan have used Stevia for decades and have long appreciated its benefits. Here are just a few:

  • Natural source of sweetness.
  • Up to 200 times sweeter than sugar.
  • Zero calories
  • Very low glycaemic index
  • No impact on blood sugars
  • Stable for use in home cooking.

In Stur we use the most premium sources, which are water extracted to maintain the quality of the stevia sweetener. Each of our products uses a specific blended to allow the natural fruit flavours to come through first, with a hint of sweetness in the background.

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So along with our natural fruit flavours and colours we are proud to use stevia as the only sweetener available that is also of natural origin.

If you have any questions about any of our Stur Drinks and flavours, please contact us here or call 0345 340 4950.

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Penny Hunking Registered Dietitian

-Penny Hunking RD, R.SEN, R.Nutr (Public Health)

From fuelling fitness for sports performance to healthy eating and fat loss, Penny Hunking has written, researched and talked to consumers and professionals about virtually every aspect of diet, weight management and exercise. She has also written or contributed to many books on key aspects of food, fat loss, fitness and special diets in a career spanning more than 3 decades.

Penny is a Registered Dietitian, a member of the British Dietetic Association, the Nutrition Society, Nutritionists in Industry, Association of Obesity and Sports Dietitians UK. But life is not all hard work, she is passionate about scuba diving, water skiing, cookery, travel and eating out.

RD Registered Dietitian www.bda.uk.com
R.SEN Registered Sport and Exercise Nutritionist www.senr.org.uk
R.Nutr Registered Nutritionist (with a nutrition specialism in Public Health) www.associationfornutrition.org