NuNaturals - NuStevia White Stevia Powder - 12 oz. (340 grams)
NuNaturals NuStevia White Stevia Powder is a premium natural sweetener. NuNaturals uses their premium grade NuStevia extract from which the unpleasant aftertastes have been removed. NuNaturals NuStevia White Stevia Powder has only the highest grades of Stevia extract that they select for purity, sweetness and superior flavor. NuNaturals uses plant-based natural flavors that help make their NuStevia the best-tasting product available. Maltodextrin is a carbohydrate used to make it easier to measure the concentrated Stevia extract.
- Zero Calories
- Contains no Soy, MSG, Yeast, Gluten, 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 our 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 our 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. We 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 us 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 our 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 our products with maltodextrin be a concern.
What are 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 our 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 we are selling Stevia as a dietary supplement, we 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. Theye do scrutinize the ingredients that we 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..
We have been adding these natural flavors to our 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, we am extremely confident that our Stevia products are very non-allergenic.
NuNaturals has over 24 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).