Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few years, you know that sugar is on its way out! The good news is that better for you Stevia is on the way in!
Stevia is a sweetener and sugar substitute extracted from the leaves of the Stevia plant (Stevia Rebaudiana), native to Brazil and Paraguay. The plant has been used for more than 1,500 years by the Guaraní peoples of South America to sweeten food.
The interesting thing about Stevia extract is that the body does not metabolize the glycosides in Stevia and therefore it contains 0 calories. Importantly, Stevia extracts have been recognized as safe (GRAS) by the USDA for over 10 years.
But, not all Stevia strains are the same. There are 150 varieties of Stevia, each with a slightly different taste profile. It took our food scientists and culinary experts 3 years to find just the right Stevia to give our jerky the taste that people love.
• All natural
• Zero calories
• 200x sweeter than sugar
• There are 150 species of Stevia
• Safe for Diabetics
• Heat and PH stable
• Does not cause tooth decay