Stevia in Beverages
Using stevia sweetness in beverages is an easy way to reduce the calories and sugar without reducing the sweetness. With so many people concerned about added sugar and calories, stevia offers the perfect solution for a wide range of consumers: adults seeking to manage weight, parents who want to give their children less sugar, diabetics and anyone who is concerned about controlling calories. Stevia can be used in all types of beverages.
In hot drinks stevia is ideal in coffee and coffee drinks, chocolate-flavored drinks, lattes and teas.
In cold drinks, stevia works particularly well with sweet fruity drinks like peach and mango, fruit punches as well as acidic drinks like lemonade.
Stevia sweeteners are also a great option to sprinkle on berries, fruits and cereal.
Stevia in Cooking
Stevia is heat stable so can be used in any cooking application. It is an ideal replacement for sugar in foods. Since it is a high-intensity sweetener, a little goes a long way.
Stevia sweeteners are available in many forms. It is important to read the direction for use on the package to replace sweetness from sugar with the proper amount of stevia sweetener for amazing culinary results.
Stevia in Baking
Stevia is a great way to reduce sugar levels in baked goods, like cakes, cookies and cupcakes. Please follow the directions on the package of stevia-based baking product. In addition to sweetness, sugar also provides texture and volume in baked goods. New consumer products blend stevia with other zero or low-calorie ingredients, like Erythritol and Chicory Root Fiber that offer baking and browning properties similar to traditional sugar.
Cookies, cakes, cupcakes
Other baked goods
Stevia Compared to Other High Intensity Sweeteners
Choosing the right sugar substitute for you or your clients is largely a matter of personal preference as many have a distinct taste. Many people prefer stevia because it is a natural, plant-based sugar substitute which is stable at high temperatures making it a versatile replacement for sugar in cooking and baking applications.