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Old 04-27-2010, 02:54 PM   #1
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Stevia

I just saw on my Hungry Girl e-mails that there is a new product called Stevia in the Raw, like Sugar in the Raw. I have been wanting to experiment with it. I have purchased some TrueVia to try but noticed it was mixed with sugar alcohol and other all natural products.

I just looked on the Stevia In the Raw website and saw this:
What is Stevia Extract In The Raw®?
Stevia Extract In The Raw is a naturally delicious, zero–calorie, granulated sweetener derived directly from the leafy green foliage of the Stevia plant (stevia rebaudiana Bertoni). The sweetest part of the plant — an extract called Rebiana (a.k.a. Rebaudioside–A or Reb–A) — is then isolated to create a sweetener extract that is 300 to 400 times sweeter than cane sugar. Because the stevia extract is so sweet, it requires blending with a bulking agent so that it can most conveniently be measured, poured and used as a substitute for sugar or other caloric sweeteners.

In our Packet Product, the stevia extract is blended with dextrose, a natural carbohydrate derived from corn, to produce the 100% natural, zero calorie sweetener we call Stevia Extract In The Raw.

In our Cup For Cup “Baker’s Bag” Product, stevia extract is blended with maltodextrin, a natural carbohydrate derived from corn to produce a 100% natural, zero calorie sweetener that matches the sweetness of sugar “cup for cup”.

Aren't dextrose and maltodextrin no good? Any advice?
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:12 PM   #2
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To my understanding, dextrose is sugar. My parent were using this on Atkins and I told them they needed another brand that doesn't have sugar in it. I didn't want it to induce cravings and throw them off the wagon. I was in the natural/vegan section of the message board and they all seemed to really like nu-natural stevia because the flavor is better than most.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:33 AM   #3
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To my understanding, dextrose is sugar. My parent were using this on Atkins and I told them they needed another brand that doesn't have sugar in it. I didn't want it to induce cravings and throw them off the wagon. I was in the natural/vegan section of the message board and they all seemed to really like nu-natural stevia because the flavor is better than most.
Thanks for the info I will see if I can find that product. Nu-Natural Stevia, right? I was definetely concerned when I saw they mixed it with dextrose and maltodextrin - EEECKK...chemicals!
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Thier products are mixed with dextrose and maltodextrin as well
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I tried the raw stevia in a cafe once; bitter aftertaste with that one too! At least for me.
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Thier products are mixed with dextrose and maltodextrin as well
The NuNaturals Liquid Stevia has no maltodextrin or dextrose. It's the only stevia product I like in my coffee. They sell it here at Netrition too.
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The NuNaturals Liquid Stevia has no maltodextrin or dextrose. It's the only stevia product I like in my coffee. They sell it here at Netrition too.
The only thing I would put it in would be plan NF yogurt. Have you ever tried it in that?
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Yea maltodextrin and dextrose are just sugars.
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I've tried the nu-naturals liquid vanilla stevia in yogurt and in ricotta cheese. I like it a lot. It's expensive, but a little bit goes a long way. (The 2 ounce bottle says it has 240 servings!) It's really good in tea with a little creamer. The ingredients are about the same as vanilla extract.

I found mine at the local health food store. I've tried some of the other stevia products, but they had a bitter aftertaste.
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I have found that Stevia is a little too bitter for me. I have tried it on many occasions, trying to like it, but gave up. I don't want to use any artificial sweeteners, so a little xylitol is my choice. It has about 40% fewer calories than regular sugar, so it isn't calorie free, but reduced. It taste wonderful! NO bitter taste, and it is beneficial for the body as well.
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