Experience the commitment of a trusted global supplier
With 147 years of experience in food ingredients, you can trust Cargill to deliver the range of high quality stevia ingredients that your brand deserves, produced responsibly and sustainably. The Truvia® enterprise uniquely manages its stevia supply chain from field to table and established the first global agricultural standard for stevia.
Cargill’s leading work in adopting and championing the most rigorous analytical standards along with the integrity and reliability of Cargill's supply chain team means that you can trust us to always deliver high quality, consistent product.
Cargill complies with industry monographs to determine quality standards for:
JECFA* (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)
E 960 (E Number assigned to steviol glycosides in European Commission)
FCC (draft) (Food Chemicals Codex)
FCC (applies only to RA95)
In order to give our customers a consistent product, we
Continuously improve analytical methods to ensure the most accurate data is available
Developed a protocol for properly characterizing analytical standards to reduce variability in the analytical methods. These standards are independently measured by 4 labs using 2 methods to ensure the correct data can be used regardless of the testing equipment
Are the technical lead for the International Stevia Council proficiency testing studies
Proven and reliable supply chain
The supply chains which bring Truvia® stevia leaf extract from field to table are managed with integrity and transparency.
Wherever we operate and whatever we do, the Truvia® enterprise treats all people and business partners with dignity and respect. All of our manufacturing facilities are part of SEDEX, the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange. By joining SEDEX, information is shared on business practices through both self-assessments and third-party audits.
From field to table, Cargill has built the Truvia® stevia leaf extract supply chain in a sustainable and responsible manner. We apply our knowledge and experience to help meet the complex economic, environmental and social challenges wherever we do business. Cargill is the type of partner you can depend on, be proud of, and above all, trust to uphold your brand standards.
Cargill’s financial strength and long-term view to the businesses it enters, translates into stability for our supply chain partners and our Truvia® stevia leaf extract customers
From field to table, we have built a responsible and sustainable supply chain for Truvia® stevia leaf extract that will meet your brand standards.
Sustainable source of sweetness
Bringing zero-calorie natural sweetness to the world was a journey that spanned years. It began by finding a natural, sustainable source of sweetness in the stevia plant.
The plant is grown in Asia and South America due to its need for long hours of daylight, water and warm temperatures. After harvest, leaves are dried and soaked in water, much like brewing tea.
Our agronomy program is part of a long-term strategy to develop a sustainable global market for Truvia® stevia leaf extract. Cargill is establishing a plant-breeding program where stevia will be studied to select for particular plant traits. As the market develops and the agronomy is better understood, productivity per plant, per farm, per acre or per hectare will improve.
As Truvia® stevia leaf extract is two hundred times sweeter than sugar, smaller amounts of the product are required in food and beverages compared to other sweeteners. Improvements to the productivity of the plant by increasing the sweetness per square foot on the farm reduce stevia's space requirements as well. Overall, this means that the "footprint" for Truvia® stevia leaf extract will remain sustainable over the long-term development of the market.