NuStevia Pure White Stevia Extract by NuNaturals
NuNaturals - NuStevia Pure White Stevia Extract - 1 oz. (28 grams)
NuNaturals NuStevia Pure White Stevia Extract is their most concentrated form, and only a tiny amount is needed. This is a powder extract. This form is excellent for mixing up large batches of beverages or for recipes. The 1 oz bottle contains only the NuStevia extract and natural flavors. NuNaturals Pure NuStevia Extract contains absolutely no calories.
This product is the dietary supplement form of Stevia. This is the pure extract of the Stevia leaves. 1/32 of a teaspoon will taste as sweet as 2 teaspoons of sugar. 3/4 of a teaspoon will be as sweet as 1 cup of sugar.
The Two Forms of Stevia
There are 2 forms of Stevia that are presently sold in the US. One is approved as a dietary supplement by the FDA and the other as a sweetener. NuNaturals sells both forms. Their sweetener line is called NuStevia Sweetener. The product that we have introduced is NuStevia Sweetener, Stevia Baking Blend. In the future we will introduce table top sweeteners as well.
All of NuNaturals other Stevia products are dietary supplements. Why continue to sell Stevia as a dietary supplement? The answer is complex. The form of Stevia that is FDA approved as a sweetener is an extract of Stevia that contains greater than 95% of rebaudiosides, a component of the Stevia extract. The reasons are complex why the FDA has approved one form but not the other seeing how both forms have a good deal of research regarding safety. The main reason seems to be that the rebaudioside extract is seen as an isolated compound of Stevia whereas the dietary supplement form is more of a whole extract comprising of all the components of the Stevia extract. The FDA traditionally prefers to approve single components versus multiple component compounds.
They will continue to offer the dietary supplement form based on the steviosides extract (more of a whole plant extract) for 2 reasons, taste and cost. We also believe base on safety studies and population use for decades by a very large number of people that the stevioside form of Stevia is safe.
Their dietary supplement form of Stevia has a superior taste to the rebaudioside extract. The rebaudioside extracts have a lingering somewhat unpleasant aftertaste. NuNaturals NuStevia dietary supplement products do not have any unpleasant lingering aftertastes. Most people prefer our NuStevia dietary supplement extracts to any other Stevia extract on the market including other dietary supplement forms of the Stevia extract.
Because the cost of the stevioside extract is about 7 times less expensive than the rebaudioside extract, the cost per serving is less for the dietary supplement form versus the sweetener form of Stevia when considering sweetening power of both. In order to get the same sweetness from rebaudioside products on the market, you would have to use 2-3 packets to get the sweetness of 2 tsp of sugar. With NuNaturals NuStevia packets, you would only need to use 1 packet to taste the same sweetness.
What the natural flavors we use and why do we 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 our NuStevia as well as Pure Liquid Clear Stevia, Vanilla Stevia and Alcohol Free products. From endless consumer feedback, we know that people regard our 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.
They have been adding these natural flavors to their Stevia products for over 4 years and have not received any communication from the people using our 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 are extremely confident that their Stevia products are very non-allergenic.
NuNaturals Stevia products are not only non-bitter, but will not leave an unpleasant lingering aftertaste in your mouth like other Stevia products will. This is achieved by both removing the bitter components of the Stevia extract and through the use of natural flavors that improve the taste of the Stevia extract.
1/64-1/32 of a teaspoon directly in your food or beverages.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know NuNaturals better. They have over 18 years of experience providing nutritional supplements. NuNaturals uses only the highest quality herbs and nutrients to make their products. They belong to the National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA). They have important information about nutritional products and their industry.
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