Truvia® FAQ: Health Information & Safety

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Are Truvia® and Stevia the same?

Truvia® is not the same as stevia. Stevia leaf extract is a key ingredient in Truvia® sweeteners, and each delicious taste contains purified extract made from the best-tasting parts of the stevia plant.

Ingredients

What is Truvia® Natural Sweetener made from?

Truvia® Natural Sweetener in packet and spoonable form contains three ingredients: erythritol, stevia leaf extract and natural flavors.

What is Stevia Leaf Extract?

Stevia leaf extract is born from the sweet leaves of the stevia plant. To extract the plant’s intense natural sweetness, stevia leaves are harvested and dried. The leaves are then steeped in hot water. The resulting liquid extract is filtered, purified, and dried, resulting in the crystalized stevia leaf extract. Over 200 times sweeter than sugar, stevia leaf extract is the primary sweetening ingredient in Truvia® Natural Sweetener.

What are “Natural Flavors?”

Natural flavors are used as an ingredient in Truvia® Natural Sweetener and Truvia® Organic Liquid Sweeteners. Like pepper, salt or any other spice that would be used to heighten the taste of food, natural flavors are used to bring out the best in Truvia® Natural Sweetener and Truvia® Organic Liquid Sweeteners. While we can’t share what our natural flavors are, we can share they are derived from natural sources.

What is Erythritol?

Erythritol is the largest ingredient in Truvia® Natural Sweetener by weight, and is used as an ingredient to provide bulk and the sugar-like crystalline appearance and texture for Truvia® Natural Sweetener. The erythritol used in Truvia® Natural 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 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.

What is Organic Vegetable Glycerin?

Organic vegetable glycerin is an ingredient in Truvia® Organic Liquid Sweetener and is used to evenly disperse the intense sweetness of stevia leaf extract. The glycerin in Truvia® Organic Liquid Sweetener is made from vegetable oils and also helps maintain freshness.

What is Chicory Root Fiber?

Chicory root fiber is a naturally sourced fructan from the chicory root. Fructans occur in foods such as agave, artichokes, asparagus, chicory, leeks, garlic, onions, and wheat.

How much stevia leaf extract is in Truvia® sweeteners?

Stevia leaf extract is more than 200 times sweeter than sugar so only a small amount is needed.

Products

What is Truvia® Natural Sweetener?

Truvia® Natural Sweetener adds natural, calorie-free sweetness to foods and beverages. It’s available in packet, pouch and spoonable form. Click here for more info.

What is Truvia® Cane Sugar Blend?

Truvia® Cane Sugar Blend combines Truvia® Natural Sweetener with sugar for use in your favorite recipes with 75% fewer calories than sugar – all without losing the texture or sweet taste you love. Click here for more info.

What is Truvia® Brown Sugar Blend?

Truvia® Brown Sugar Blend is a blend of Truvia® Natural Sweetener and brown sugar. It provides brown sugar-like taste and texture in recipes and offers 75% fewer calories than brown sugar. Click here for more info.

What are Truvia® Calorie-Free Organic Liquids?

Truvia® Calorie-Free Organic Liquids allow you to squeeze in calorie-free sweetness from the stevia leaf to whatever your sipping – be it coffee, tea, shakes or smoothies. They come in two satisfyingly sweet flavors – Original and Vanilla Flavor. Click here for more info.

What is Truvia® Sweet Complete™?

Truvia® Sweet Complete™ All-Purpose Sweetener is a mix of stevia leaf extract, erythritol, and chicory root fiber. This calorie-free product bakes and browns in recipes and measures and provides the same sweetness as traditional sugar.

What is Truvia® Confectioners Sweetener?

Truvia® Confectioners Sweetener is a calorie-free powdered sweetener that sweetens and measures like confectioners sugar in recipes. Whether you’re making frosting, cheesecake or lemon bars, use Truvia® Confectioners Sweetener anywhere you use powdered or confectioners sugar.

How is Truvia® Sweet Complete™ different from Truvia® Natural Sweetener?

Truvia® Sweet Complete™ All-Purpose Sweetener has been developed for use in most baked goods where sugar provides important functionality beyond sweetness. Baked goods made with Truvia® Sweet Complete™ All-Purpose Sweetener will have a more sugar-like texture, have increased moistness, and spread and brown more like recipes made with sugar. It is easy to convert from full sugar recipes when using Truvia® Sweet Complete™ All-Purpose Sweetener for baking applications as it is a cup-for-cup replacement for sugar.

Where can I buy Truvia® sweetener products?

Click here to find where Truvia® sweetener products can be purchased.

How long do Truvia® sweetener products stay fresh?

The “best by” date is printed on all packages of Truvia® sweetener products. It is usually found on the bottom of the package.

Dietary Restrictions

Can people with diabetes use Truvia® Natural Sweetener?

Yes! Truvia® Natural Sweetener, Truvia® Sweet Complete™, and Truvia® Confectioners Sweetener do not contain sugar or calories.

Is Truvia® Natural Sweetener keto-friendly?

Yes, Truvia® Natural Sweetener is keto-friendly. The carbs listed on the label come from erythritol, which passes through the body without being broken down for energy.

Does Truvia® contain any animal products?

Truvia® sweetener products do not contain animal products and are suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.

Do Truvia® sweeteners contain GMOs?

Truvia® sweetener products are certified Non-GMO by NSF’s True North Program. Visit their site for more information. There are no known varieties of genetically modified stevia available anywhere in the world. The carrier for the intensely sweet stevia leaf extract is called erythritol. As described above, the erythritol used in Truvia® Natural Sweetener is produced by a yeast organism that is found in nature. The yeast ferments or digests dextrose and other nutrients. In other words, dextrose is the food for the yeast – much like corn may be food for a cow that produces meat or milk. The dextrose used as the feedstock for the yeast is a simple sugar that is derived from the starch component of U.S.-grown corn. Although genetically enhanced corn and non-transgenic corn are grown in the U.S. today, erythritol is not derived from corn or dextrose feedstock (just as milk is not derived from cattle feed); it is derived from the yeast organism. Erythritol is not genetically modified, and does not contain any genetically modified proteins.

Is the stevia leaf extract and erythritol in Truvia® sweeteners processed?

As with almost all finished food products, the journey from field to table involves some processing. The sweet components of the stevia leaf need to be extracted from the leaf, like vanilla needs to be extracted from vanilla beans. The erythritol in Truvia® is made from a natural fermentation process. Like in other finished foods, including sugar, processing aids suitable for use in food are used in the production of both stevia leaf extract and erythritol. These aids help either extract, isolate or purify components of the ingredients. Under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations, our processing aids are not subject to labeling requirements because they have no technical or functional effect in the finished food and because they are either not present or are present at only insignificant levels in the finished product.

Is Truvia® Kosher?

Truvia® sweetener products are PARVE.

Is Truvia® gluten-free?

Truvia® sweetener products are gluten-free.

Is Truvia® organic?

Truvia® Calorie-Free Organic Liquid Sweeteners are Certified USDA Organic. Our other Truvia® sweetener products are not organic certified.

Safety

Is Truvia® safe?

Truvia® sweetener products are safe for all individuals. The safety of ingredients in Truvia® sweetener products are well-established on a global basis.

Are there any known drug interactions with Truvia®?

There are no known interactions between Truvia® sweetener products and any prescription or over the counter medications. There have not been any targeted safety studies to evaluate the potential for interactions. If you have questions, please consult your medical professional.

Is Truvia® safe for my medical conditions?

There are no known side effects of Truvia® Natural Sweetener and it is not known to be contraindicated for any medical conditions.

Cooking/Baking

Can I cook and bake with Truvia® products?

Absolutely. Browse our recipes for the latest goodies from our test kitchen, and use our Truvia® sweetener conversion charts to achieve the best taste results in your own recipes.

How much Truvia® should I use when substituting for sugar?

Use our Truvia® sweetener conversion charts to achieve the best taste results when substituting for sugar in recipes. Truvia® Sweet Complete™ All-Purpose Sweetener and Truvia® Confectioners Sweetener are cup-for-cup replacements to sugar so you can use the same amount of sweetener as you would sugar or confectioners/powdered sugar.

What recipes do you recommend?

Browse the recipes section for the latest goodies from our test kitchen.