Stevia is an organic sweetener, extracted from the leaves of a native South African herb. Despite having a 200-300 times stronger sweetening power than sugar, high-quality purified stevia extract is not metabolized. This gives it a negligible calorie-count and glycemic index, making it a personal favorite of Type 2 diabetics.
The sweet taste of stevia comes from a group of 60+ natural compounds called Steviol Glycosides, found in the leaves of the herb Stevia rebaudiana. These ‘Steviol glycosides’ have near-identical molecular structures, yet each has a distinct sweetening capacity and lingering after-taste. The purest varieties are Rebaudioside (comprising stevia Reb A 97, Reb D, Reb M stevia etc.) and Stevioside. A credible stevia manufacturer usually experiments with such glycoside variants in different quantities to produce the best sweetening solutions.
The varying quantities of fat, proteins, and fibers, in different grades of stevia extracts, can potentially alter, if not the taste, but definitely the texture and consistency of the recipes that it is added into. For optimal results, source your stevia leaves or extract from a trusted company that provides a guideline of the composition of the sweeteners it sells.
What makes Arboreal Stevia special?
Arboreal is an award-winning, India-based biotechnology brand, providing premium stevia solutions at competitive rates. It has carved its niche as a top-notch stevia company with its 100% traceable, scalable and sustainable supply chain. From growing the plants to refining the extract- every step in the process of stevia production is carefully curated at Arboreal.
Arboreal grows its own unique non-GMO varieties of stevia via natural breeding at smallholder farms in Central India. The plants there are propagated via saplings instead of seeds so as to ensure true-to-type cloning. From an integrated germplasm bank to multiple shade houses- Arboreal has taken a number of such precautionary measures to ensure quality and consistency in their raw material.
As for their end-products, Arboreal prides itself in providing stevia solutions that can be easily incorporated into different food and beverages, or used independently as tabletop sweeteners, without altering the taste and texture of the original recipes.
ArboPure is Arboreal’s best-selling range of organic stevia extracts, made from different grades of Rebaudioside A (like stevia Reb A 97, 99, 80, 60 and 50), as well as Reb D and Reb M stevia. ArboBionatura is its proprietary stevia extract blend, providing higher calorie reductions at lower production costs, while ArboSynergy is a line of enzymatically enhanced stevia extracts suitable for use independently or with other flavor modifiers.
Arboreal’s approach to business is very holistic- they are more than just stevia manufacturers and suppliers. The expert food technologists on their team have compiled all the findings from their years of extensive R&D to develop ArboEdge- a sensory technology platform with customized stevia solutions for dairy products, baked goods, desserts, sauces, seasonings and more.
Besides, Arboreal also has full-fledged application centers dedicated to helping its F&B clients in developing and launching their own range of sugar-free products. With benefits like free formulations support and client taste trials, Arboreal goes out of its way to turn the stevia ideas of their partners into reality. For more details, contact team Arboreal now.