Truvia® FAQ: The Scoop on Truvia® Sweetener

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What is Truvia® Natural Sweetener?

Truvia® Natural sweetener is a sugar substitute made using steviol glycosides—extract from the sweet stevia leaf. Truvia® Natural sweetener products include: a 40ct carton, 80ct carton, and a Spoonable jar.

What is stevia?

Stevia is a member of the chrysanthemum family native to northeastern Paraguay. The plant has been used to sweeten foods and beverages for hundreds of years. Stevia extract has now been approved for use as an ingredient in many countries across the world so it is starting to appear in everyday foods and drinks as a sweetener.

What are the ingredients of Truvia® Natural Sweetener?

Truvia® Natural Sweetener is made from stevia leaf extract (steviol glycosides), erythritol and natural flavourings.

What is erythritol and why do Truvia® Natural Sweetener products contain erythritol?

Erythritol is the largest ingredient in Truvia® Natural Sweetener by weight, and is used as an ingredient to provide bulk and the sugar-like crystalline appearance and texture for Truvia® Natural Sweetener. The erythritol used in Truvia® Natural Sweetener is produced through a fermentation process. Erythritol is found in a variety of fruits, such as grapes and pears, as well as in mushrooms, and certain fermented foods such as soy sauce and wine.

Why are there natural flavourings in Truvia® Natural Sweetener?

Like pepper, salt or any other spice that would be used to heighten the taste of food, natural flavourings are used to bring out the best in Truvia® Natural Sweetener.

Are Truvia® sweetener products organic?

No.

Can Truvia® sweetener products be used in cooking and baking?

Absolutely. Browse the recipe section for the latest goodies made with Truvia® sweetener products from our Test Kitchen. You can also use Truvia® sweetener products in your favourite recipes.

Are Truvia® sweetener products gluten-free?

Yes, Truvia® Natural Sweetener is gluten-free.

Are Truvia® sweetener products suitable for vegetarians and vegans?

Truvia® Natural Sweetener Sweetener products are suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.

Can pregnant and nursing women use products with Truvia® stevia leaf extract?

The following expert reviews confirm the safety for all population groups of Truvia® stevia leaf extract as an ingredient in the Truvia® Stevia Sweeteners: European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Food and Chemical Toxicology, Food and Drug Administration, GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) Independent Expert Panel, Health Canada, Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA), U.S. Toxicology Forum Panel Multi-stakeholder Symposium. This regulatory designation means that stevia leaf extract is generally recognized as safe for use in foods that are commonly consumed by pregnant and nursing women, such as yogurts, cereals, and beverages.

Are products with Truvia® stevia leaf extract safe for children?

The following expert reviews confirm the safety for all population groups of Truvia® stevia leaf extract as an ingredient in the Truvia® Stevia Sweeteners: European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Food and Chemical Toxicology, Food and Drug Administration, GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) Independent Expert Panel, Health Canada, Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA), U.S. Toxicology Forum Panel Multi-stakeholder Symposium. This regulatory designation means that stevia leaf extract is generally recognized as safe for use in foods that are commonly consumed by children, such as yogurts, cereals, and beverages.

Are there any known drug interactions with products that use Truvia® stevia leaf extract?

There are no known interactions between Truvia® sweetener products and any prescription or over the counter medications. There haven't been any targeted safety studies to evaluate the potential for interactions.

Are there any medical conditions that should avoid products with Truvia® stevia leaf extract?

There are no known side effects of Truvia® sweetener products and is not known to be contraindicated for any medical conditions. Allergies are not common but could occur in sensitive individuals.

Are Truvia® Sweetener products non-GMO?

Truvia® Sweetener products are certified Non-GMO by NSF’s True North Program. Visit their website at www.nsfnongmo.org for more information.

Are Truvia® Sweetener products kosher?

Yes. Truvia® Natural sweetener is PARVE.

Where can I buy Truvia® Sweetener products?

Visit our Where to Buy page to find where Truvia® Sweetener products can be purchased. Click here.