Truvia® FAQ: The Scoop on Truvia® Sweetener

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What is Truvia® sweetener?

Truvia® sweetener is a range of sweetening sugar alternatives made using extract from the sweet stevia leaf.

Truvia® sweetener products include Truvia® Calorie-Free Sweetener, which gives you the sweetness and granular crunch of sugar without any of the calories, and Truvia® Tablets, which allow you to add sweetness to your favorite foods and beverages while on-the-go.

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What is stevia?

Stevia is a member of the chrysanthemum family native to northeastern Paraguay. The plant has been used to sweeten foods and beverages for hundreds of years.

Stevia has now been approved for use as an ingredient in many countries across the world (including the EU) so is starting to appear in everyday foods and drinks as a sweetener.

What are the ingredients of Truvia® Calorie-Free Sweetener?

Truvia® Calorie-Free Sweetener is made from stevia leaf extract (steviol glycosides), erythritol and natural flavourings.

What is erythritol and why does Truvia® Calorie-Free Sweetener contain erythritol?

Erythritol is the largest ingredient in Truvia® Calorie-Free Sweetener by weight, and is used as an ingredient to provide bulk and the sugar-like crystalline appearance and texture for Truvia® Calorie-Free Sweetener. The erythritol used in Truvia® Calorie-Free Sweetener is produced through a natural fermentation process. Fermentation is the process by which an organism metabolizes or “digests” one or more food sources to produce a desired product. Fermentation occurs naturally in a variety of different foods given the right conditions and is used to produce wine, beer and yogurt. In the case of erythritol, a natural yeast, Moniliella pollinis, digests a simple sugar called dextrose and other nutrients and produces erythritol. After fermentation, the erythritol is filtered and dried into crystals. Erythritol is found naturally in a variety of fruits, such as grapes and pears, as well as in mushrooms, and certain fermented foods such as soy sauce and wine.

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Why are there natural flavourings in Truvia® Calorie-Free Sweetener?

Like pepper, salt or any other spice that would be used to heighten the taste of food, natural flavouringss are used to bring out the best in Truvia® Calorie-Free Sweetener.

Are Truvia® sweetener products organic?

No. While Truvia® stevia leaf extract comes from a plant, it is not certified or grown organically at this time.

Can Truvia® sweetener products be used in cooking and baking?

Absolutely. Browse the recipe section for the latest goodies from our Test Kitchen, as well as a Truvia® conversion chart.

Are Truvia® sweetener products safe for diabetics to use?

Studies show that consumption of Truvia® Calorie-Free Sweetener and Truvia® Tablets have no effect on the glycemic index and are well tolerated by type 2 diabetics.

Are Truvia® sweetener products gluten-free?

Yes, Truvia® Calorie-Free Sweetener and Truvia® Tablets are gluten-free.

Are Truvia® products suitable for vegetarians and vegans?

Truvia® Calorie-Free Sweetener is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.

Truvia® Calorie-Free Tablets are suitable for vegetarians but contain lactose so are not suitable for vegans.