Stevia leaves extract is in the sunflower family (Asteraceae) and is related to lettuce and marigolds. Also known as sweet leaf and sugar leaf. Stevia is a type of plant that has very sweet leaves. These leaves have been used to sweeten drinks and as a sugar substitute.
Stevia leaves extract is natural constituents of the plant Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni . Stevia extract is 250 times sweeter than sucrose, and have the potential to serve as non-caloric sweeteners. Stevia extract is already in use as a food sweetener in a number of South American and Asian countries. Several studies have reported hypoglycemic and hyotensive effects of stevioside and Stevia extracts.
Stevia leaves extract as a new natural sweet agent, been widely used in foods, drinks, medicines and daily chemicals, Broadly speaking, in all the sugar products, the stevia extract can be used to take the place of cane sugar or gluside, Presently, stevioside is mainly used in drinks and medicine, especially in beverage.Stevia extract is also used in the frozen food, canned rood, candied fruits, spices, wine, chewing gum and toothpaste, The dosage of stevioside varies according to the difference of products. Stevia Extract can be determined through repeated research and experiments so as to guarantee the quality, feeling and taste of product.