Did you know that SweetLeaf Stevia® Sweetener is a natural sweetener derived from the stevia plant, an herb native to Paraguay?

SweetLeaf® Stevia Fact Sheet | SweetLeaf®

SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener Product Facts

  • SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener is derived from the stevia plant, an herb native to Paraguay.
  • SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener has zero calories, zero carbohydrates and non-glycemic response.
  • SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener contains three ingredients: stevia leaf extract, silica, and inulin, a soluble vegetable fiber. Inulin is a naturally occurring prebiotic that nourishes the body’s good intestinal flora, supporting good digestive health and immune function. Silica is a naturally occurring substance recommended by the FDA as an anti-caking agent in many powdered foods.
  • SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener uses only organic stevia leaves. Currently, the only source of organic leaves and processing comes from China. No other place in the world has the capacity to extract and meet the USDA or EU standard for organic foods. SweetLeaf works very closely with the manufacturer to ensure every lot is up to standards and is tested to ensure the highest quality product.
  • SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener was the first stevia-based sweetener to receive GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status in the United States.
  • SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener can be found in the sweetener or natural products aisle of your local grocery store and in health and natural foods stores.
  • SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener is ideal for everyone, including people watching their weight, managing diabetes and fitness enthusiasts who embrace clean eating. It is gluten free, as well.
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6 comments on “SweetLeaf® Stevia Fact Sheet

  1. Guest1 on

    I used to use this brand until I paid attention that the ingredient silica is in this. This is what is in the “Do Not Eat” packets! I stopped buying the individual packets immediately. Then I was going to try the liquid form but it has “natural flavors” listed as an ingredient. This is code for chemicals. This brand used to be good and I used it for years. But then they added extra unnecessary ingredients. Makes me wonder if the company was sold to a conglomerate.

  2. SweetLeaf Stevia on

    Hi, Guest1. We’re happy you took the time to write. No, SweetLeaf® and Wisdom of the Ancients are still a family-owned company, just as we’ve always been. As for silica (silicon dioxide) it’s not some manmade chemical, but occurs naturally in many foods, helping to increase bone strength and may even prevent Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Livestrong.com website, it’s important to maintain a sufficient level of silica, which can decrease with age. Livestrong suggests eating foods high in silica, which include bananas, alfalfa, beets, brown rice, oats, bell peppers, soy beans, and any leafy green vegetables. The website Healthline.com agrees, and says that this naturally-occurring ingredient is often used as a food additive to prevent powdered ingredients from clumping, and that’s exactly what it’s used for in SweetLeaf products.

    I should point out that the May family is very concerned with health, which is the reason that SweetLeaf was started in the first place. The natural flavors used are exactly that: natural flavors. When we say there are no artificial ingredients, that’s completely accurate.

    We hope you’ll return to using SweetLeaf products. It’s as natural a food as you’ll find anywhere.

  3. Educate_Yourself on

    The purpose of the silica gel packet is to absorb water and maintain dryness in these products. Toxicity: Silica gel is chemically inert and is considered to be non-toxic. The concern with this substances it that it can be a choking hazard (this is why these packets often say ‘DO NOT EAT’ on them).

  4. sethkolodny on

    Quillaja is a plant. I use SweetLeaf Natural Stevia Sweetner. Ingredients are inulin soluble fiber and organic stevia extract. No bs ingredients. Very nice FAMILY run company. End of story.

    Seth Kolodny

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