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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Truvia® Sweet Complete® Brown Sweetener is NSF certified non-GMO and made from stevia leaf extract, erythritol, and molasses.

Molasses is added to Sweet Complete® Brown to add the rich, warm flavor that is found in traditional brown sugar. Molasses in both brown sugar and Truvia® Sweet Complete® Brown sweetener also adds moisture to recipes such as cookies and other baked goods.

Products

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.

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.

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.

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.

Truvia® Sweet Complete® Granulated 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.

Truvia® Sweet Complete® 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® Sweet Complete® Confectioners Sweetener anywhere you use powdered or confectioners sugar.

Truvia® Sweet Complete® Brown Sweetener is a calorie-free brown sweetener that sweetens and measures like brown sugar per serving. Whether you’re making cookies, cakes, oatmeal, or coffee use Truvia® Sweet Complete® Brown Sweetener anywhere you use traditional brown sugar.

Truvia® Sweet Complete® Granulated 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® Granulated 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® Granulated All-Purpose Sweetener for baking applications as it is a cup-for-cup replacement for sugar.

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Truvia® Sweet Complete® Brown Sweetener is a calorie-free, cup-for-cup replacement for brown sugar made from erythritol, molasses, and stevia leaf extract . Truvia® Brown Sugar Blend is a blend of erythritol, sugar, molasses, and stevia leaf extract, that is 2x as sweet as brown sugar and provides 75% fewer calories than brown sugar per serving.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Truvia® sweetener products are PARVE.

Truvia® sweetener products are gluten-free.

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

Yes. The molasses in Truvia® Sweet Complete® Brown Sweetener contributes less than one gram of carbohydrate per serving.

Safety

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

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.

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

Cooking/Baking

Yes, Truvia® sweetener products can be used in cooking and baking. Truvia® Sweet Complete® Granulated All-Purpose Sweetener measures cup-for-cup like sugar and bakes and browns in recipes. Truvia® Sweet Complete® Confectioners Sweetener measures and sweetens like confectioners sugar in recipes. Check out our recipes to get started today!

Use our Truvia® sweetener conversion charts to achieve the best taste results when substituting for sugar in recipes. Truvia® Sweet Complete® Granulated All-Purpose Sweetener and Sweet Complete® 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.

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Truvia® Sweet Complete® Brown Sweetener works especially well in recipes like cookies where the molasses helps add a rich flavor as well as moisture and spreading to cookies when baked. It also provides the warm, brown sugar-like flavor in oatmeal and coffee.

Truvia® Sweet Complete® Brown Sweetener can be used anywhere brown sugar is used such as toppings for hot cereal or baking applications. Truvia® Sweet Complete® Granulated All-Purpose Sweetener is an all-purpose granulated sweetener that can be used anywhere you use granulated sugar. Truvia® Original Sweetener is a more concentrated formula that works best in warm and cold beverage.