In response to increased customer demand, Steviva Brands Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of stevia-based sweeteners and other bulk-ingredient sweeteners, has introduced SteviaSweet RA98, the sweetest and most highly concentrated product in its stevia extract line.
SteviaSweet RA98 contains 98 percent minimum Rebaudioside A (Reb A), derived from the South American Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni plant, which has intense sweetness and a superlative flavor—with minimal caloric contribution. The high levels of Reb A sweeten—approximately 300 times sweeter than sucrose—with minimal aftertaste.
Processing further enhances flavor and Steviva Brands’ products are uniquely water-extracted so there is no petrochemical residue, a particularly important processing method when making a claim or implying a product is natural.
Zero-calorie Stevia Sweet RA98 is designed to replace sucrose as well as chemically based sweeteners in a wide range of food applications, such as soft drinks, cereals, snacks, desserts such as ice cream, confectionery products, and jams and jellies.
“The flavor of SteviaSweet RA98 is a sharper, sweet profile in comparison to the softer, smoother profile of our SteviaSweet RA 95/60,” said Thom King, president of Steviva Brands Inc. “We are really proud of the purity of this product. It is what customers have been demanding since RebA has been made a standard for stevia sweeteners.”
Stevia Sweet RA98 is sourced solely from the extract from the Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni plant, which is accepted by The European Food Safety Authority. All Steviva Brands’ products are certified GMO free, pesticide free, petrochemical free, kosher, halal and gluten free.