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Old 09-02-2006, 10:04 PM   #1
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Carb count for Stevia???

I can't seem to find the carb information on liquid Stevia. For now I've been counting 1 carb for every two drops. Anyone know the correct amount?

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Old 09-02-2006, 11:19 PM   #2
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I can't seem to find the carb information on liquid Stevia. For now I've been counting 1 carb for every two drops. Anyone know the correct amount?
[COLOR="Blue"]Hi, LizBeth!

I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but at the Netrition site, it says 0 carbs. Here's where I saw this:

http://www.netrition.com/sweetleaf_stevia_page.html

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Old 09-03-2006, 07:13 AM   #3
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Yes, I believe it is a big fat zeeero. I think it's just stevia extract and water.
Pure stevia extract is zero carbs. Love it!
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Old 09-03-2006, 10:42 AM   #4
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if something has a gram of carbohydrates, it has to weigh at least a gram doesnt it? a gram is about the weight of a raisin or a dollar bill. So a drop of stevia may not even weigh a gram? Just a thought

Stevia is so sweet for such a tiny amount. Amazing stuff
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Old 09-03-2006, 02:19 PM   #5
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Hmmm. That's great news. Thanks y'all.
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:56 AM   #6
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A gram in weight is not the same as a gram of carbohydrate.

Plain liquid sweeteners are zero carb. Most powdered sweeteners have carbohydrate from the filler used to make the sweetener measurable... and it's called maltodextrin. Remember, manufacturers can say a product has zero calories if it has less than 5 cal per serving. One g of carb is 4 calories. So each packet of sweetener will be listed as 0 cal so it can say 0 carb when in reality it has 4 calories and one gram carbohydrate. Fair? No. Legal? Yes. One cup of Splenda has 96 calories and 24 grams of carbohydrate!!! It is NOT a "no calorie" product.

The lesson here? Use liquid if you can find it. Count those packets as 1g carb if you use those.
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The liquid has no carbs because there are no fillers such as maltodextrin or dextrose that the powdered has-that's where the carbs would come from not the weight.
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Yep, that's why I started using liquid Stevia because it really had 0 carbs. I started thinking about the Splenda I was consuming (1 packet = 1 carb) and it really started adding up in a weeks time.
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Ok,so I know this is a very old thread, but I have been using liquid stevia (Stevita) like it is going out of style - for a while now. I just had this little panicked moment and wondered if it does have a miniscule amount of carbs which, considering the large amount I've been consuming lately, could significantly be affecting my carb count.

I'm really hoping the ZERO is a true zero and not just a "less than one equals zero" type of thing......

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Ok,so I know this is a very old thread, but I have been using liquid stevia (Stevita) like it is going out of style - for a while now. I just had this little panicked moment and wondered if it does have a miniscule amount of carbs which, considering the large amount I've been consuming lately, could significantly be affecting my carb count.

I'm really hoping the ZERO is a true zero and not just a "less than one equals zero" type of thing......

Hi Jen ;-)

You may rest easy ;-) The ingredients for Stevita Liquid Extract, Clear are Distilled water, pure Steviosides and Grapeseed extract. Pure Steviosides are known to be zero carbohydrate as is Grapefruit seed extract...from the USDA site:

Oil, grapeseed

Refuse: 0%
NDB No: 04517 (Nutrient values and weights are for edible portion)

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams Number
of Data
Points Std.
Error 1.00 X 1 tsp
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4.5g Proximates Water ..........g 0.00 0 0.000 0.00
Energy ..............................kcal 884 0 0.000 40
Energy ...............................kJ 3699 0 0.000 166
Protein ..................................g 0.00 0 0.000 0.00
Total lipid (fat) .....................g 100.00 0 0.000 4.50
Ash .......................................g 0.00 0 0.000 0.00
Carbohydrate, by difference g 0.00 0 0.000 0.00
Fiber, total dietary ..................g 0.00 0 0.000 0.00
Sugars, total ..........................g 0.00 0 0.000 0.00


Happy Sweetening ;-)

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Old 04-02-2011, 01:39 PM   #11
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not only is the liquid stevia extract non caloric non carb, but it has been shown to make our insulin receptors that are resistant start working better again, which means better fat mobilization. I don't have the book here right now, but the documentation was cited in The Paleo Solution I think. That or Why We Get Fat. Read both recently.

http://www.metabolismjournal.com/art...388-3/abstract

if you can read that paragraph, the last bit explains that it helps our insulin receptors on muscle (very important for fat loss and loss maintenance) even in low intake of steviosides
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Regardless of weight, I blieve Stevia is just not metabolized or broken down and turned into energy or glucose or anything....

Just watch to see if stevia exctract is added to some other filler like maltodextrin (stevia in the raw), or to erythritol (Truvia). The fillers may or may not be good for you, and may contain carbs themselves because they are metabolised.
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