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Plantation
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Stevia
SteviaisthegenericnamefortheSteviaplantitselfandalsoforsweetenersmanufacturedfromthe
plant.In1971,MoritaKagakuKogyolaunchedSteviasweetenersfortheJapanesemarketthusbeing
thefirstcommercialproducerandthepioneeroftheindustry.

Terminology

SteviaPlant
Steviaisamemberofthechrysanthemumfamilyandoriginates
fromtheborderareasharedbyBrazilandParaguay.Steviahasa
longhistoryofuseinteaandotherfoodsintheregion.In1889,
theSteviaplantwasdiscoveredandstudiedextensivelybya
Swissscientist,
Dr.MoisesS.BertoniandnamedasSteviaRebaudianaBertoni.
TheleavesofSteviacontainanumberofsweetcomponents
knownassteviolglycosides(genericname)whichhavediffering
sweetnessintensitiesrangingfrom50to450timesthatofsugar.
MoritaisthepioneerofdevelopingSteviaplantvarieties.Allour
productsaremanufacturedfromrawmaterialsourcedfromour
ownproprietarySteviaplantvariety,somethingthatensures
superiorproductconsistency.

SteviaExtraction

Theprocessstartsbysteepingtheharvestedleavesinwaterin
ordertoreleasethesteviolglycosideswhichsubsequentlygo
throughanumberofadditionalstepsofrefinement.
Thefinalproductisawhitepowderinwhichthesweetness
profiledependsonthemixofdifferentsteviolglycosides.

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Amongthedifferentmajorsteviolglycosides,RebaudiosideAis
consideredtohavesuperiortasteprofileandassuchitisthe
mainingredientforourSteviasweeteners.

Plantation
Plantation

GrowingSteviarequireswarmclimaticconditionsanditisharvestedonetimeinayear.Thebestway
toplantSteviaisfromrootedcuttings.Theleavesaredriedinhotairdryertoextractthesweetness
presentinit.
Theallnaturalandzerocaloriesweetenerisbroughttoyoubythemostsafeandreliablemethods.

SteviaApplications
SteviaApplication

SoftDrinks

SeaFoodPastes

AlcoholicDrinks

CannedFruits

Yoghurt

Pickles

IceCreams

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Drinkmixes

Snacks

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Chewinggums

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Terminology
Terminology
1.ADI

AcceptableDailyIntake

2.CCFA

CodexCommitteeonFoodAdditives

3.EFSA

EuropeanFoodSafetyAuthority

4.GSFA

GeneralStandardforFoodAdditives

5.JECFA

JointFAO/WHOExpertCommitteeonFoodAdditives

6.GRAS

GenerallyRecognizedasSafe

7.TSG

TotalSteviolGlycosides
ItreferstoallthesweetcomponentspresentintheStevialeaf.Thetwo

8.Steviol

maincomponentsareSteviosideandRebaudiosideA.Inaddition,thereare

Glycosides

othersweetcomponentswhicharepresentinminorquantities,suchas
RebaudiosideB,C,D,F,DulcosideA,Rubusoside,Steviolbioside,etc.

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