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What is SPLENDA® Stevia?

The new SPLENDA® Stevia product range consists of great-tasting, low calorie sweeteners made with stevia extract. However, not just any stevia extract. SPLENDA®  Stevia has unlocked the sweetness of stevia with no bitter aftertaste – something that has never been introduced before.

Until now, most stevia sweeteners have been made with a stevia extract called Rebaudioside A (Reb A), which can have a bitter aftertaste. The stevia leaf actually also contains a much better tasting extract: Rebaudioside D (Reb D). Using this, SPLENDA®  Stevia has found the perfect blend to capture the true sweet taste of stevia. Perfect for anyone who wants to lower their sugar intake.

Furthermore, SPLENDA® Stevia is low in calories, has no added flavors, and is heat stable – the perfect sugar alternative, to be used in beverages and for cooking and baking. It is available in the form of tablets, liquid and crystal powder. 

Where does SPLENDA® Stevia come from? What is it a part of?

SPLENDA® Stevia is part of the Heartland Food Products Group, a global market leader in low calorie sweeteners. With SPLENDA® Stevia, Heartland FPG heads into a new direction, also offering great-tasting, low calorie sweeteners in Europe for anyone who wants to lower their sugar intake. 

For what purpose(s) can one use SPLENDA® Stevia?

SPLENDA® Stevia is low in calories, has no added flavors, and is heat stable. It is available in several forms: tablets, liquid and crystal. The tablets and liquid are ideal for sweetening beverages like coffee and tea. Being heat stable, the crystal is not only suitable for drinks, but also an ultimate alternative to sugar for cooking and baking. 

Can I also order SPLENDA® Stevia online?

The SPLENDA® Stevia assortment is available in several online stores. Please visit our Where to buy page for more info. 

Does SPLENDA® Stevia help in losing weight?

The  SPLENDA® Stevia product range consists of great-tasting, low calorie sweeteners made with stevia extract. Our products are made with the extracts of the stevia plant, without added flavors or sucralose, making them highly suitable for anyone wanting to lessen their sugar intake.

The SPLENDA® Stevia product range fits within a healthy,  varying diet. With the help of SPLENDA® Stevia, people who are overweight and want to consume less sugar can still enjoy a true sweet taste without having to worry about calories or sugar peaks. Our products are not slimming products, but rather a tasteful, low calorie alternative to sugar.

Is SPLENDA® Stevia healthier than other sweeteners?

The new SPLENDA® Stevia product range consists of great-tasting, low calorie sweeteners. Our products are made with the natural stevia extract Rebaudioside D (Reb D) without added flavors or sucralose, making them highly suitable for anyone who wants to lessen their sugar intake.

The advantage of stevia in comparison to aspartame or sucralose is its natural origin. Besides, SPLENDA® Stevia gets digested and excreted completely - something which sweeteners like saccharine or ACE-K are unable to do. Our products are also heat stable - in contrast with aspartame for instance - and eminently fit for baking and cooking. Thus, they are ideal for people who enjoy sweetness, but want to cut back on sugar. SPLENDA® Stevia  fits within a healthy,  varying diet.

Is SPLENDA® Stevia detrimental to your teeth?

No, several studies show that stevioglycoside, the sweetening ingredient in approved stevia extracts, does not have a negative effect on teeth. The  SPLENDA® Stevia product range consists of great-tasting, low calorie sweeteners made with stevia extract. Our products are made with the extracts of the stevia plant, without added flavors or sucralose, making them highly suitable for anyone wanting to lessen their sugar intake.

Why is SPLENDA® Stevia so much better than sugar?

Whether it's a sugar cube in the coffee or hidden sugar in lemonade and snacks, more and more consumers are trying to lessen or completely stop their sugar intake. It is generally known that sugar is a big cause of overweight and diabetes. With the new SPLENDA® Stevia product range we believe to have found an excellent alternative to sugar.

That is, our products consist of great-tasting, low calorie sweeteners made with stevia extract. However, not just any stevia extract. SPLENDA®  Stevia has unlocked the sweetness of stevia with no bitter aftertaste – something that has never been introduced before.

Furthermore, SPLENDA® Stevia  contains no added flavors or sucralose and is heat stable – the perfect sugar alternative, to be used in beverages and for cooking and baking. With SPLENDA® Stevia you can enjoy the true sweet taste without having to worry about calories or sugar peaks.

Is sugar really that bad?

When you consume sugar, the body fabricates insulin, which progresses fat storage. In other words, if you consume (products with) sugar on a regular basis, your body stocks this energy as body fat instead of burning it. Subsequently, sugar is often called "fattening" and is generally known to be a big cause of overweight and diabetes.

Furthermore, sugar causes fluctuations in blood sugar levels (and thus, in emotions as well). It causes so-called sugar peaks, which provides you with lots of energy rapidly, but results in a certain fatigue afterwards. At last, sugar is also damaging for your teeth, with cavaties as possible consequence.

With the new  SPLENDA® Stevia product range we believe to have found an excellent alternative to sugar.

How much sugar is an adult allowed to consume on a daily basis on average?

The World Health Organization (WHO) advisers to limit free sugar consumption to a maximum of 10% of all calories per day. For an adult woman this entails 50 grams of free sugar a day and for an adult man 60 grams. The main goal of this is to fight obesity and tooth decay. Free sugars do not encompass naturally present sugars in e.g. vegetables, fruits and dairy products.

With the new  SPLENDA® Stevia product range we believe to have found an excellent alternative to sugar.

Isn't stevia normally very bitter?

Until now, most stevia sweeteners have been made with a stevia extract called Rebaudioside A (Reb A), which can have a bitter aftertaste. The stevia leaf actually also contains a much better tasting extract: Rebaudioside D (Reb D). Using this, SPLENDA®  Stevia has found the perfect blend to capture the true sweet taste of stevia. That way, SPLENDA®  Stevia has unlocked the sweetness of stevia with no bitter aftertaste – something that has never been introduced before. 

Can I cook or bake with it?

The new SPLENDA® Stevia product range consists of great-tasting, low calorie sweeteners made with stevia extract. However, not just any stevia extract. SPLENDA®  Stevia has unlocked the sweetness of stevia with no bitter aftertaste – something that has never been introduced before. Furthermore, SPLENDA® Stevia is low in calories, has no added flavors, and is heat stable – the perfect sugar alternative, to be used in beverages and for cooking and baking.

Is SPLENDA® Stevia as bad as aspartame?

The new SPLENDA® Stevia product range consists of great-tasting, low calorie sweeteners. Our products are made with the natural stevia extract Rebaudioside D (Reb D) without added flavors or sucralose, making them highly suitable for anyone who wants to lessen their sugar intake. Both stevia and aspartame are approved sweeteners by a.o. the European Food Safety Authority and the US Food and Drug Administration. The difference lies in its origin: stevia comes from the stevia plant and thus from natural origin, while aspartame is created in a chemical process.