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Stevia is a shrub that grows in the Paraguayan cordillera of Amambay. It is the leaves of this bush that contain the low-calorie sweetener component that is used to make Stevia 1:8. Nothing could be more natural!
In fact, looking back at the origins of this plant as a food sweetener, the Guarani Indians were the first to use it, calling it the sweet herb. However, it did not reach Europe until the 16th century. This means that Stevia is not a new sweetener that has just come into fashion but has been part of our history for a long time.
What’s clear is that the trend to consume healthy foods has increased in recent years and many more people want to reduce the consumption of artificial additives. This, together with the worrying levels of diabetes and obesity and the discovery of concerns regarding other artificial sweeteners, means that Stevia has become the best and most healthy alternative to sugar.
Stevia is not a recently discovered sweetener but many studies have already made it clear that it is the most natural and healthy sweetener that is currently available on the market. Much of its success is due to its lack of calories and because it is a sweetener with a zero glycemic index, that is, it is totally suitable for diabetics.
However, there is still much ignorance about the origin and the properties of this very sweet compound.
Stevia has been used as a sweetener in Brazil and Paraguay for many years. It has been used in countries such as Japan for almost 40 years but its approval as an additive was delayed in the United States and Europe until 2008 and 2011 respectively. Specifically between those years, addition of Stevia to a large number of products has increased 400% and although it seems now to be a novel sweetener, in reality it has a long history behind it.
What is certain is that the high levels of obesity and diabetes in the world population have served to increase our concerns about food. In fact, there are already many people who have started following healthy and balanced diets that exclude products with too much processing, fats, pre-cooked foods and all additives that pose a long-term risk to their health.
Regarding the process of obtaining Stevia, it consists of soaking the dry leaves of the plant and then separating the best sweet compounds (steviol glycosides). Nothing could be more natural!
Without doubt, our crystallisation process.
Because of our manufacturing process, both ingredients crystallise in the same crystal, giving the product a natural taste and 100% homogeneity, without needing to use artificial aromas or masking the flavour.
Stevia has a host of positive properties that derive from the high phytonutrient content and volatile oils. It also contains iron, manganese and cobalt. This makes the sweetener into a product that is antioxidant, antimycotic, diuretic, vasodilatory, hypotensive and prevents tooth decay. Yes, you read correctly. In contrast to sugar, consuming Stevia not only does not harm the teeth but is also beneficial for keeping them healthy.
Apart from all these positive benefits, Stevia does not contain caffeine or any type of saturated fat. So buying Stevia online is a very smart decision.
Stevia, leaving aside it natural origin and beneficial properties for the body is not harmful for people with diabetes or obesity because of its zero glycemic index. This is the reason for a large part of its success, because everyone who could not sweeten their lives can do so now with Stevia.
Specifically, there are many benefits of consuming our Stevia + Erythritol:
Any of the varieties of Stevia available from Natural Castelló have a unique composition and flavour that ensure you won’t miss sugar at any time. Therefore purchasing stevia online from our website is a very smart option. So, if there is a sweetener with the same flavour as sugar but much healthier, why not start to include it in your diet?
Stevia + Erythritol 1:1 is the most natural and healthy option. You will be making delicious home made cakes with half the calories and will enjoy an authentic flavour, an elegant flavour as we like to call it in NaturalCastelló.
The fact that stevia + Erythritol can be consumed by diabetics has been a full step forward for people affected by this disease.
If you add to this the fact that stevia + Erythritol does not harm the teeth, then it becomes the sweetener that every family wants to have in their larder.
Why risk your health when it is so easy to follow a healthy diet?
Don’t give up the sweet taste of your favourite foods because with Stevia + Erythritol 1:1 you can continue to enjoy them without any risk. Buy Stevia + Erythritol 1:1 and start to enjoy a healthy diet. You can find the following formats in our online shop: individual 300 gram pots ideal for cooking, trays of 8 x 300 gram pots, boxes containing 500 great-looking 5 gram tetrahedrons and boxes containing 1000 also great-looking 5 gram cubes. Make your life sweeter!
Very simple. 1 spoonful of Stevia + Erythritol 1:1 is equivalent to 1 spoonful of sugar.
Very simple. 1 spoonful of Stevia + Erythritol 1:2 is equivalent to 2 spoonfuls of sugar.
Very simple. 1 spoonful of Stevia + Erythritol 1:3 is equivalent to 3 spoonfuls of sugar.
It’s very simple. 1 gram of Stevia + Erythritol 1:8 is equivalent to 8 grams of sugar.
Stevia + Erythritol 1:8 is equally healthy and beneficial for health as Stevia + Erythritol 1:1, but has a small disadvantage when being used in that it has such an intense sweetness that it does not correspond to the sugar that we normally use; that is, one spoonful of Stevia + Erythritol 1:8 is equivalent to 2 spoonfuls of white sugar.
So that when following a recipe with specific requirements for home-made pastries or any other dish, this could become a disadvantage. Thus Stevia + Erythritol 1:1, with a more similar taste to that of sugar and fully equivalent to sugar is more practical: one spoonful of Stevia + Erythritol 1:1 is equivalent to one spoonful of sugar. In this way, you don’t have to be making calculations when following recipes because you do exactly the same as you would with sugar. But the result is much healthier, of course!
Any of the two varieties of Stevia + Erythritol available from NaturalCastelló have a unique composition and flavour that ensure you won’t miss sugar at any time. Therefore purchasing stevia + Erythritol online from our website is a very smart option. So, if there is a sweetener with the same flavour as sugar but much healthier, why not start to include it in your diet?
Stevia + Erythritol 1:8 is sweeter so you must remember that one spoonful is equivalent to two spoonfuls of sugar. But remember! One spoonful of Stevia + Erythritol 1:8 has 0 kcal and two spoonfuls of sugar have 40 kcal. There is a difference, isn’t there?
Yes there is. Steviol glycosides are up to 30 times sweeter in the dry leaves of the plant than sugar. When the leaves are processed as a liquid or powder, it may be even sweeter. This implies a great advantage because Stevia + Erythritol 1:8 will last longer in your larder than sugar. Great!