NIRVANA ORGANICS Stevia Slim Spoonable Powder - available in convenient 40g, 200g and 500g packs.
** Stevia Slim is now also available in convenient tabs (200) and as a liquid concentrate (30mls)! **
The perfect natural alternative to sugar & artificial sweeteners. Each serving is the equivalent to 4g of sugar so you can indulge anytime - guilt free!
Take Anywhere!!! Stevia Slim products are convenient and discreet so you can enjoy them anywhere and anytime.
* MADE WITH CERTIFIED ORGANIC STEVIA*
100% all natural
Nirvana Organics® has carefully blended the highest quality, certified organic, best tasting, concentrated Stevia extract with Erythritol, the most superior, naturally derived sugar substitute that looks and tastes very much like sugar to produce the ultimate, easy-measure Stevia blend.
Perfect sweetness without the guilt - Less than half a calorie per serve!
One teaspoon of our Stevia Spoonable™ equals the sweetness of two teaspoons of sugar.
THE STEVIA STORY...
Stevia Rebaudiana is an outstanding sweet tasting herb that has remarkable health promoting qualities, contains zero calories and it is absolutely safe to use. Approved in Australia as a safe food additive by FSANZ (Food Standards Australia New Zealand). The glycosides in its leaves (Steviosides/Rebaudiosides) account for its incredible sweetness, making it unique among the nearly 300 species of Stevia plants. A good quality Stevia product has a taste that has been described as sweet, delicious and refreshing. Some people experience a slight licorice aftertaste, but generally high quality Stevia contains very little of this aftertaste.
Stevia is a small shrub that is native to North Eastern Paraguay and adjacent sections of Brazil in South America, where the Native Guarani Indians have used it for over 1500 years as a sweetener, a digestive aid, a tonic and as a topical aid in wound healing.
In the late 1880's a scientist named Antonio Bertoni discovered Stevia in Paraguay and announced his discovery of this species in a botanical journal and was credited with "discovering" Stevia, hence the botanical name "Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni." Since then, there has been a steady growth in the popularity of Stevia outside of South America, to the extent that it is now being consumed in North America, China, Japan, Malaysia, Israel, South Korea, the whole Pacific Rim and now in Australia.
Stevia has many favourable and exciting health benefits and is completely non-toxic. The herb is nutrient rich, containing substantial amounts of calcium, phosphorous, as well as sodium, magnesium, zinc, rutin, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and over 100 phytonutrients.
Stevia is also being used as an aid to weight loss and weight management, since it contains zero calories and reduces the craving for sweet and fatty foods and therefore weight-watchers love it. It is ideal for children as it prevents tooth decay and cavities.
Unlike sugar, it does not trigger a rise in blood sugar levels. You won’t get a sudden burst of energy followed by fatigue and a need for another "fix". Studies suggest that Stevia has a regulatory effect on the pancreas and could help stabilize blood sugar levels in the body, making it a wise choice for the people with diabetes and hypoglycemia. It increases energy, aids digestion and gastrointestinal functions and has many other health benefits.
It has been reported that artificial sweeteners have been banned in Japan for more than 30 years. The Japanese are one of the greatest consumers of Stevia and it is now estimated that in Japan Stevia is being used in over 30% of their food products. In Japan Stevia is used in Coca Cola for its Diet Coke, by Sunkist and Nestle as a sweetener and by Wrigleys in their sugar free gums. Stevia leaves vary widely in quality depending on where the plant is grown. Other than its native countries Paraguay and Brazil in South America, Stevia is also being cultivated in a number of countries including Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Korea, Malaysia and China.
Brazil, China and South Korea closely follow Japan in Stevia consumption, with over 400 tonnes of Stevia consumed per country each year. Introduced to South Korea in 1973, Stevia currently accounts for 40% of the sweetener market and it is being used more widely in the food industry as a sugar substitute than any other alternative sweetener, for products from ice cream to sweetened beverages.
Stevia has been reported to have a variety of tastes. The degree to which those flavors and aftertastes are present are based on the the region in which Stevia is grown, environmental factors, including soil, irrigation methods, sunlight, air purity, farming practices, processing, degree of refinement, extraction methods and storage conditions. All these factors can influence the quality and taste of a Stevia product. Bacterial and fungal contamination can be a problem and one must be careful about the original source of the Stevia. Generally Stevia plants that are grown in its natural habitat or grown via strict certified organic guidelines are of superior quality and taste.
Stevia comes in many forms. Fresh Stevia leaves and dried crushed leaf are Stevia in its most natural state. These are 15 to 30 times sweeter than sugar, green in colour and not water soluble. Liquid forms made from whole leaf are very dark in colour, almost black and come in different purity and strengths. READ LABELS CAREFULLY, some contain chemical additives and some liquids contain alcohol. Generally speaking the white extract powder is more pleasant with only a slight and negligible aftertaste and is available in different strengths and purities. Stevia extracts range between 150 to 300 times sweeter than sugar and come in either powder form, or are manufactured into tablets or clear liquid (liquids need refrigeration if they do not contain preservatives and/or alcohol).
REMEMBER a good quality Stevia extract does not have the grassy or slightly bitter aftertaste that sometimes have been reported with the use of Stevia.
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