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Old 02-29-2012, 04:43 PM   #1
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Homemade Truvia?

I LOVE Truvia, but not the price.


I was reading Maria's Healthy Blog. She recommends using 1 cup erythritol and 1 tsp stevia = 1 cup Truvia

What form of Stevia should I use? I have liquid and the packets.

I also know that she sometimes recommends using stevia glycerite, but as it is thick, how would you mix it with the erthrythritol?

I just want to make a batch to refill my store container of Truvia with the homemade mix. Any suggestions?
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:57 PM   #2
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Powdered stevia. I'm not a big fan of the stevia glycerite anyway it will be clumpy.
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The recipe I got at Healthy Indulfences was 1 cup erythitol and 1/2 teas nu naturals stevia
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I found something out about Truvia that might be of interest here. It seems the main sweetening agent in it is Rebiana.

From Wikipedia:
Rebiana is the trade name for high-purity rebaudioside A, a Steviol glycoside which when used as a non-nutritive sweetener is 200 times sweeter than sugar. It is the primary source of sweetness in the Truvia sweetener brand. According to the Truvia website, Rebiana is derived from Stevia leaves by steeping them in water. The Guardian newspaper provides an alternative view of this claim - "In fact, Coca Cola's patent describes a 42-step procedure to derive Rebiana from the stevia leaves, using such country chemicals as acetone, methanol, acetonitrile, isopropanol, tert-butanol and "mixtures thereof". Whether Truvia can truly be classed "natural" seems, at the least, semantic." Cargill has filed patents which give it exclusive rights to sell Rebiana in beverages.
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I found an excellent blog telling how to make your own Truvia (healthyindulgences).

The actual recipe is below.

Homemade "Truvia" Sweetener


Makes 1/4 cup sweetener substitute


1/8 teaspoon good tasting stevia extract (I use NuNaturals pure white stevia extract)
1/4 cup erythritol

Add ingredients to plastic baggie. Shake baggie well to mix sweeteners. To replace 1 cup of Truvia, mix 1/2 teaspoon of pure stevia extract with 1 cup erythritol. Enjoy!
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And now... the fun part! Here's the cost of my homemade substitute compared to the cost of Truvia:

With a 1-oz container of pure stevia extract, you could sweeten 43.75 cups of homemade Truvia at $0.19 cents per cup. With a 5-lb bag of erythritol, you could sweeten 11.83 cups of Truvia at $2.67 per cup.
Adding the costs per cup, 1 cup of homemade Truvia costs $2.86 per cup. 1 cup of Truvia at $6.99 per 9.8 ounce container costs $5.59 per cup. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal, huh?
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:29 PM   #5
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Thanks. I have everything here at home... Time to mix!
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