Meet the stevia plant. The proud parent of our natural* 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 natural ingredients from the leaves called steviol glycosides. Truvia® stevia leaf extract is comprised of the best tasting steviol glycosides.
Making Truvia® stevia leaf extract:
Glossary of Terms
|Stevia||General term used to refer to the plant and commercially to food uses of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni (botanical name)|
Sweet tasting components in leaves of the stevia plant
Predominant steviol glycoside
|Stevia leaf extract||
Refers to compounds isolated (extracted) from stevia
|Truvia®||Brand name of leading sweetener derived from stevia|
* FDA has not defined natural. Contact Cargill for source and processing information.