Master plant: Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni
Asteraceae (Aster family)
INCI: Stevia rebaudiana
Stevia or sweet herb is a peppermint-like plant from the border region between Paraguay and Brazil. For centuries Stevia rebaudiana has been used by the indigenous peoples of Brazil and Paraguay as a sweetener and medicine. The Guaraní Indians call it ka'a he'ê (sweet herb) and use it to sweeten their mate tea.
Currently, we source the raw material exclusively from a cooperative in Paraguay. Thus we support the indigenous population of Paraguay.
Its ingredients are mainly used as a sugar substitute in Asia, often called stevioside. In the EU, they are currently not approved as food or food additive.
Characteristics and substances:
Stevia mainly consists of the diterpene glycoside stevioside. Steviosides have about 300 times the sweetness of sugar.
Ingredients: Sterilized water, stevia leaves (at least 4 - 8% steviol glycosides), plant oil. Glycerine, citric acid, potassium sorbate.
Stevia is used in the EU as a raw material for the production of dental and skin cosmetics as well as for hair lotions and tinctures.
According to the Novel Foods Regulation Stevia is currently not approved as food.
Customers also purchased