NuNaturals NuStevia White Stevia Powder - 5 lbs. (2270 grams)
NuNaturals NuStevia White Stevia Extract Powder contains the flowing agent maltodextrin, a food grade carbohydrate derived from grain. Tasteless, maltodextrin is the perfect medium to use with the NuNaturals NuStevia White Stevia Extract Powder, making it easier to measure. NuNaturals NuStevua White Stevia Powder's form is perfect for sprinkling on cereal and yogurt as well as mixing in beverages. One quarter to three quarters of a teaspoon is the recommended serving of NuNaturals NuStevia White Stevia Powder.
NuNaturals NuStevia White Stevia Powder contains 60% more Stevia extract than most other brands on the market. The cost to get the same sweet taste of other brands can be up to 2 1/2 times more expensive compared to NuNaturals. NuNaturals NuStevia White Stevia Powder will save you money. NuNaturals' 5 lb bag is the most economical size of the NuStevia White Stevia Powder.
Sweetness of NuStevia White Stevia Powder
This product is the dietary supplement form of Stevia. Maltodextrin is used to make it easier to use this product.
- 1/2 of a teaspoon of NuStevia White Stevia Powder will taste as sweet as 2 teaspoons of sugar.
- 4 tablespoons of NuStevia White Stevia Powder will be as sweet as 1 cup of sugar.
- 1 packet of NuStevia White Stevia Powder contains 1/2 of a teaspoon.
Why NuNaturals Uses Maltodextrin
Answers to questions about what Maltodextrin is, what Maltodextrin is not, and why NuNaturals uses Maltodextrin as an ingredient in their NuStevia White Stevia Powder:
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 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 adds 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 NuNaturals NuStevia 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 NuNaturals uses and why does NuNaturals use them?
NuNaturals is using natural flavors that are plant based extracts. These extracts help to increase the sense of sweetness and rounds out the flavor of NuNaturals' NuStevia as well as Pure Liquid Clear Stevia, Vanilla Stevia and Alcohol Free products. From endless consumer feedback, NuNaturals knows that people regard their NuStevia products as the best tasting and sweetest products on the market. Even though NuNaturals is selling Stevia as a dietary supplement, they know taste is very important to people.
The natural flavors used in NuNaturals' Stevia products are natural plant extracts. 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. None of the natural flavors NuNaturals uses are man made chemicals. NuNaturals does scrutinize the ingredients that they use very carefully and would not use an ingredient known to cause reactions.
NuNaturals does not wish to disclose the source of the natural flavor because it is a trade secret. NuNaturals has spent a lot of time researching and developing the best tasting Stevia products on the market and does not wish to share this information with other companies selling Stevia.
NuNaturals has been adding these natural flavors to their Stevia products for over 6 years and have not received any communication from the people using NuNaturals Stevia products about negative reactions. There have been over a billion servings sold without one negative reaction reported to NuNaturals. With that track record, NuNaturals is extremely confident that their Stevia products are very non-allergenic.
No unpleasant aftertaste
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.