NuNaturals - NuStevia White Stevia Powder - 100 Packets (3.5 oz./100 g)
NuNaturals NuStevia White Stevia Powder packets provide the ultimate convenience. These packets make it very easy to take Stevia with you to work, restaurants, or other places where you may want to use NuStevia. The pre-measured packets take the guesswork out of how much NuStevia to use. NuNaturals uses the special, highly concentrated Stevia extract, NuStevia, from which the bitterness of the extract has been removed. Be assured that this is a true Stevia extract, consistent in the quality that you expect from NuNaturals. Maltodextrin in a carbohydrate derived from corn, added to make measuring easier. NuNaturals uses plant-based natural flavors that help to make their Stevia products the best-tasting ones available. NuStevia is a natural plant extract.
- Zero Calories
- 100 Packets
NuNaturals NuStevia is a superior Stevia extract without the bitter taste that has been traditionally associated with Stevia. NuNaturals NuStevia products use only the highest grade of Stevia extract available, selected for purity, sweetness, and superior flavor. This extract does not have an unpleasant aftertaste. Through an all-natural process, the bitter-tasting components are removed. In addition, natural flavors further enhance the taste of the extract, providing you with the best tasting Stevia products available. NuNaturals Stevia products will not raise blood sugar levels and therefore are safe for diabetics.
Contains no soy, yeast, gluten, msg, wheat, milk, synthetics, artificial colors or flavors, preservatives, saccharin, aspartame, sucralose, or artificial sweeteners.
What is Maltodextrin?
Maltodextrin is 99.96% carbohydrate and .04% sugar.
Where does Maltodextrin come from?
The maltodextrin NuNaturals uses as an ingredient in NuStevia White Stevia Powder is made from corn.
How is Maltodextrin made?
Corn is made into slurry (corn mush)
It is then liquefied
The liquid undergoes an acid/enzyme conversion
The liquid goes through filtration and a carbon treatment.
The liquid is then evaporated.
The condensed liquid is now spray dried and separated. One of the products separated out is maltodextrin.
Why does NuNaturals use Maltodextrin in its NuStevia White Stevia Powder?
Maltodextrin is tasteless and therefore perfect as a flowing agent in their NuStevia White Stevia Powder.
Maltodextrin dissolves clearly in hot or cold liquids.
Maltodextrin does not harden in packets and bottles.
Maltodextrin will not cause digestive problems.
How much Stevia is in one serving of NuStevia White Stevia Powder?
One serving is ½ tsp. powder (1 individual packet). It contains 80 mg of NuStevia extract and 920 mg of Maltodextrin. A very small amount of natural flavors are used.
How much sugar is in a packet of their NuStevia White Stevia Powder?
.04%. The .04% sugar in maltodextrin is equivalent to 32 milligrams (mg).
How many milligrams (mg) of sugar are in 2 teaspoons white table sugar?
There are 8,000 mgs of sugar in 2 tsp. of white table sugar. That is 250 times more sugar than in 1 packet of NuStevia.
Why isn't sugar listed on the label of NuStevia?
It is such a minute amount that it is not considered to be significant enough to nutritionally be considered.
Why does NuNaturals need a flowing agent in the NuStevia White Stevia Powder?
NuNaturals Stevia Extract is so extremely concentrated that 1/32 tsp. is equal to 1 serving. NuNaturals add maltodextrin to help the Stevia flow smoothly out of the packet. Maltodextrin also allows the Stevia to be more easily measured.
Is Maltodextrin safe for diabetics even though it is high on the Glycemic Index of food?
The American Diabetes Association (ADA), in its recently released nutritional guidelines, concludes that the Glycemic Index is not an appropriate guide for people with diabetes. ADA's experts scrutinized existing research studies on the effects of high GI diets versus low GI diets in people with type-2 diabetes. They found that a high GI diet had no adverse effect on measures of blood glucose or cholesterol. They also found that a low GI diet provided no convincing evidence of long-term benefit. These findings led to the ADA's conclusion that the total amount of carbohydrates eaten, rather than the type, determines the blood sugar response. In your meal planning and eating habits, it is OK to include a variety of carbohydrates so long as they are part of a balanced and varied meal. The important thing is to count all carbohydrates in your daily allotment.
The actual glycemic index for maltodextrin (150) is high. Dr. Allen who heads the Glycemic Index Institute, the people who first developed the glycemic index has told them that amount of maltodextrin in a serving of NuStevia White Stevia (less than a gram) will not affect blood sugar levels significantly. You would need a serving size of about 10-15 grams (10-15 packets) to have a significant impact on blood sugar levels. Eating something with protein or fat further reduces the effect of maltodextrin on blood sugar.
Unless you are using more than 15 packets of their White Stevia as one serving, it should not adversely affect your blood sugar levels. 15 packets would be the equivalent taste of a 1 1/4 cup of sugar!
NuStevia White Stevia NoCarbs, NuStevia White Stevia Pure Extract (1 oz bottle), NuStevia Quick Dissolve Tabs, and all the liquids are 0 on the Glycemix Index should the small impact that a serving of their products with maltodextrin be a concern.
What the natural flavors they use and why do they use them?
They are using natural flavors that are plant based extracts. These extracts help to increase the sense of sweetness and rounds out the flavor of their NuStevia as well as Pure Liquid Clear Stevia, Vanilla Stevia and Alcohol Free products. From endless consumer feedback, they know that people regard NuStevia products as the best tasting and sweetest products on the market. Even though they are selling Stevia as a dietary supplement, they know taste is very important to people.
The natural flavors are natural plant extracts from herbs and berries. These natural flavors do not contain any MSG (monosodium glutamate) or any other “natural flavors” that are known to cause allergic reactions in the body. They do scrutinize the ingredients that they use very carefully and would not use an ingredient known to cause reactions.
They do not wish to disclosure the source of the natural flavor because it is a trade secret. They have spent a lot of time researching and developing the best tasting Stevia products on the market and do not wish to share this information with other companies selling Stevia.
NuNaturals have been adding these natural flavors to their Stevia products for over 4 years and have not received any communication from the people using their Stevia products about negative reactions. There have been over a half a billion servings sold without one negative reaction reported to NuNaturals. With that track record, they am extremely confident that their Stevia products are very non-allergenic.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know NuNaturals better. Since 1989, NuNaturals has been producing natural foods and dietary supplements. NuNaturals has specialized in a complete line of natural healthy sweeteners including their line of NuStevia zero calorie, low and no carb and low glycemic index Stevia products. Realizing that one of the key problems leading to health problems was the amount of sugar in the human diet, NuNaturals researched alternatives to sugar. Since Stevia would allow people to enjoy food and beverages with a sweetener that was healthy, they put all of their efforts in finding the best tasting Stevia extracts available. In 1996, NuNaturals was one of the first companies to market Stevia in the United States. They continue to research and develop ways to further improve the taste of NuStevia and other natural sweeteners such as Xylitol, Erythritol and Tagatose. NuNaturals also produces and continues to research and develop innovative healthy baking ingredients.
Thank you for purchasing NuNaturals products. Their goal is to make your life more enjoyable and healthier.
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