A herb native to South Africa, the leaves of Stevia contain a class of over 40 natural compounds called ‘Steviol Glycosides’, each with varying sweetening properties. These glycosides, when extracted from the plant and refined for consumption, provide a low-calorie substitute for common cane sugar. The Joint Experts Committee on Food Additives at the World Health Organisation has studied natural stevia extract and approved them as safe for human intake.
Stevia extracts, produced as powders, are known to be 200-300 times sweeter than table sugar, with an almost negligible calorie count and glycemic index. It does not initiate an insulin response, making it a Type 2 Diabetic patient’s best friend. Swapping sugar with a pure stevia extract is now a common practice in the F&B industry currently, due to the high demand from health-conscious consumers.
Most Steviol Glycosides have near-identical molecular structures and categorizing them requires High-Performance Liquid Chromatography. Some popular, high-quality grades of pure stevia extract are Reb A, Reb D, Reb M; and each of these possesses a distinct flavor and lingering after-taste. The best-tasting sweetening solutions are made by blending different glycoside variants in desired combinations. However, there can be a stark difference in the taste, consistency, and quality of stevia extracts manufactured by different brands. The varying percentages of fat, proteins, fibers, etc. in different grades of stevia extracts, can lead to subsequent alterations in the composition and flavor of the recipe in which it is used.
Why Arboreal Stevia?
Arboreal is an award-winning biotechnology company, providing a wide range of natural stevia extract, at affordable prices. Here, every step of the stevia extraction and refining process is curated to provide a premium sweetening experience, without any off-taste. Arboreal’s sensory technology platform- ArboEdge- is loaded with extensive stevia solutions for product categories ranging from beverages, baked goods, desserts, sauces and seasonings, and tabletop sweeteners. Additionally, they also provide customized solutions for companies with different needs and objectives, through regular consultations and client taste trials. Their expertise and experience enable them to successfully assist F&B brands and product reformulators to launch winning lower-calorie products in less than 30 days.
ArboPURE is Arboreal’s range of natural stevia extracts; consisting of different standard and non-standard grades of Reb A, D and M; designed for direct use as sweeteners and flavors.
ArboSYNERGY is their range of proprietary natural stevia extract blends, which claims to enable deeper calorie reductions without any significant increase in pricing.
ArboBIONATURA is their line of enzymatically enhanced stevia extracts, displaying an impressive performance as both individual flavors and flavor modifiers.
Each of these above solutions possesses distinct sensory and functional features, which can be optimized as per desire when used in different mixes with each other or even other ingredients of a recipe.
Besides providing consistent, good-quality, low-calorie solutions even at low MOQs; Arboreal also provides additional facilities like, free Formulations Support, and convenient Supply Chain Traceability.
To reformulate your existing recipes by substituting sugar with stevia, or develop new no-sugar recipes, at affordable prices, avail the services of the team of expert food technologists at Arboreal Stevia.