Truvía® Health & Dietary Information

In light of the growing awareness of the serious health risks related to obesity, including diabetes, sensible eating and improved fitness are increasingly important to many people.

Truvía® Calorie-Free Sweetener provides sweetness with no calories and can play a useful role as part of a healthy, balanced diet.

Research Around Truvía® Stevia Leaf Extract

Cargill, maker of Truvía® stevia leaf extract and Truvía® Calorie-Free Sweetener, and The Coca-Cola Company collaborated to develop a high purity rebaudioside A. Before making its stevia leaf extract available to consumers, Cargill commissioned a rigorous set of scientific studies that established the safety of Truvía® stevia leaf extract — The Cargill Stevia Leaf Extract Safety Program.

The overarching objective of Cargill's safety program was to demonstrate the safety of Truvía® stevia leaf extract for consumption by all consumers, in all foods, for all eating occasions in all countries. Bringing together, assessing and documenting the basis for safety of fully characterized stevia leaf extract was a critical milestone in the development of Cargill's calorie-free sweetener, purified from the stevia leaf. It was also transparent. Twelve papers evaluating the safety of Cargill's stevia leaf extract have been published in the peer-reviewed journal Food and Chemical Toxicology.

In addition to Cargill's extensive research program, there have been a number of third party expert reviews confirming the safety of Truvía® stevia leaf extract, which include:

  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)/World Health Organization (WHO) Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA)
  • Food Standards Australia/New Zealand (FSANZ)
  • French Agency for Food, Environmental, and Occupational Health & Safety (AFFSA)
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Regulatory Status

Truvía® Calorie-Free Sweetener is approved and available to consumers in the US, Mexico, Europe, and Venezuela.