Botanical Name:Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni
About Stevia: 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.
Safety: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.
High Sweetness: 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.
Stevia is hold as Nutritional Supplement and Health Protection Food by Medical Science.400 years before, the original inhabitants in Paraguay began making use of Stevia as herb to cure influenza, fistula hyperemia. Modern medical science studied that Stevia was beneficial to regulate Blood sugar, Blood pressure, improve brain activity and helpful for Weight control, Skin care.
Efficiency:Stevia is stable to Acid, Alkali, hot, light and not fermentable. 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.
Applicability:Food, beverage, medicine medium, sweetener complex, pickles, cosmetics, cigarette flavour, and toothpaste, etc.
Specifications : Polyphenols(UV)
Appearance : Reddish brown power
Odor & Taste : Characteristic
Particle size : 100% through 80 mesh
Plant part used : Pericarp
Polyphenols(UV F-C) : >20%
Extract solvents : Ethanol & Water
Solvent residues : <0.05%
Loss on dying : <5%
Ash : <5%
Heavy metals : <10ppm
Packing method : 25kg/drum