Stevia leaf extract
Around the world, more consumers are reaching for lower-calorie foods made of sweetness coming from a natural source.
Meet the stevia plant. The proud parent of our natural sourced sweetener. People have been sweetening foods and beverages with stevia leaves for hundreds of years. Stevia is a plant (specifically, a member of the chrysanthemum family) native to portions of northeastern Paraguay. The taste comes from the sweet components in the leaf called steviol glycosides. Truvia® stevia leaf extract is comprised of the best tasting steviol glycosides.
Food and beverage manufacturers can capture market share by satisfying the growing unmet consumer need for reduced calorie products with a sweet taste from natural origin. By choosing Truvia® stevia leaf extract from Cargill, you will find solutions to your biggest product launch and reformulation challenges: formulation and sensory expertise, consumer and industry insights, a reliable supply chain and trusted partner; and a diverse portfolio of nutritive and non-nutritive sweeteners that can be used to create the best tasting products.
Food safety is our number one priority.
Cargill’s standard means holding every supply partner to rigorous production and food safety standards. Using strict analytical methods, we carefully monitor quality to ensure we deliver the high quality and consistent product your brand demands. Working with Cargill guarantees you quality and consistency.
Before making Truvia® stevia leaf extract available, Cargill commissioned a rigorous set of scientific studies that established the safety of Truvia® stevia leaf extract. The results confirmed the positive findings of earlier studies and addressed unresolved questions. The results have been published in Food and Chemical Toxicology, a peer-reviewed scientific journal. A panel of independent experts reviewed a dossier of all available toxicity and safety information relevant to Truvia® stevia leaf extract, and concluded that Truvia® stevia leaf extract is safe for use as a general purpose sweetener. Truvia® stevia leaf extract is safe for people with diabetes. It has no effect on the glycemic index.