Arboreal/Stevia FAQs

Arboreal/Stevia FAQs

Stevia is a plant native to South America. It is natural, unlike other sugar substitutes. The sweetness in Stevia leaves comes from compounds called Steviol glycosides. Around 40 types of steviol glycosides are present in stevia leaf. The interesting thing to know is that all of them have their distinct sweetness properties. Stevia is about 100 to 300 times sweeter than table sugar. However, it does not have any carbohydrates, calories, or artificial ingredients. People in South America have been using it for years to sweeten tea and coffee. Stevia is a zero-calorie and zero GI sweetener.

Stevia is 100% safe to consume, and it has been approved by major Food Authorities across the globe. The WHO’s Joint Experts Committee on Food Additives has also approved an acceptable daily intake of steviol glycoside of up to 4 mg/kg of body weight.

Stevia is an all natural herbal product with centuries of safe usage by natives in Paraguay. It has been tested thoroughly in many different labs around the world and found it is completely safe. It has been consumed safely in many countries in massive quantities for the past 50 years.

Stevia is a low calorie sweetener that has antioxidant and antidiabetic properties. Unlinke artificial sweeteners and sugar, stevia can suppress your plasma glucose levels and significantly increase glucose tolerance.

No, it doesn’t mean better tasting stevia. There are different grades of stevia extracts and different grades work well with different products. For example, Reb A 99% is 99% pure stevia and

Yes, generally stevia has an aftertaste and a lingering. But, High quality stevia like used by Arboreal does not have a strong bitter aftertaste that has been reported in some stevia products in the market. 

Stevia can be used as a single ingredient in many products like beverages, pharmaceuticals, etc. But there are some products which require non nutritive sweeteners with stevia to improve the taste profile and texture.

If we compare stevia with sugar, yes stevia is expensive. But if you compare other factors, stevia is 300 times sweeter than sugar. So we can say that 1 gm of stevia is equivalent to 300 gms of sugar. If you consider this factor, then stevia is cheaper than sugar.

Artificial sweeteners are also quite cheap as compared to stevia. But artificial sweeteners are bad for your health and it is not natural. So there are many side effects also. But stevia is completely natural and safe for everyone.

Yes, you can actually replace sugar with stevia in every recipe and formulation.
All stevia are different. It depends on where the stevia is grown, how it was grown, what is the quality and colour of the leaves. The taste of stevia depends on the atmosphere in which they are grown just like tea or coffee.
Our facility is located in Lucknow.
Production of stevia extracts involves water extraction from dried

yes, our stevia extraction process is organic and unique to us.

We have US FDA, FSSAI, ISO:22000, GMP and Halal certifications.
We can export to all the countries across the globe.
Yes, we can help you with reformulating your products using stevia. We have our own R&D team at Arboreal Global Application Development Center where they work day and night to incorporate stevia in many different products.
Yes. It is not recommended that humans should consume anything artificial. Stevia is a safe, natural alternative to Artificial sweeteners. The industrial usage of stevia in Japan proves that this substitution is both practical and economical.
None. The refined stevia extracts is considered to have zero calories, zero cholesterol, zero sugar, zero fat and zero cholesterol.
Stevia does not caramelize as sugar.