SPLENDA® Stevia Sweetener FAQs

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

SPLENDA® Stevia FAQs

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Below, find answers to frequently asked questions about SPLENDA® Stevia Sweeteners.

What is SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener?

SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener is a great-tasting, no-calorie sweetener made with non-GMO ingredients: stevia leaf extract and erythritol. SPLENDA® Stevia Sweetener gets its unique sweetness by using a stevia leaf extract rich in Reb D, a better tasting stevia leaf extract. Until now you may have tasted sweeteners made only with Reb A, which can have a bitter aftertaste. By using primarily Reb D, we have found a perfect blend that tastes great. SPLENDA® Stevia Sweetener has no calories, no added flavors, no added colors, and no artificial ingredients.

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What ingredients are in SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener?

The ingredients in SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener are non-GMO stevia leaf extract and non-GMO erythritol. There are no added flavors or colors.

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What is stevia leaf extract?

Stevia leaf extract is a component of the leaves of the stevia plant, a perennial herb (Stevia rebaudiana) grown in throughout South America, Asia and other countries. Stevia plant leaves are harvested, dried, and then steeped in water. This liquid is subjected to processing allowing the intense sweetening components, including Rebaudioside D (Reb D) extract, to be isolated, purified and dried. Due to the intense sweetness of stevia extract (which can be over 200 times sweetener than an equal amount of table sugar), only a small amount is needed to obtain sweetness.

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What is erythritol and why is it an ingredient in SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener?

Erythritol is a sugar alcohol that can be found in vegetables and fruit. The erythritol used in SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener is Non-GMO Project Verified and is produced by a fermentation process using non-GMO corn. The product is then filtered and dried into crystals. These erythritol crystals are a main ingredient in SPLENDA® Stevia Sweetener to provide needed volume and texture and make it easier to sweeten with stevia extract.

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Does erythritol cause gastrointestinal (GI) side effects?

Erythritol has a high digestive tolerance and consuming it from SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener would not be expected to result in gastrointestinal (GI) side effects that may occur with other sugar alcohols.

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Does SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener contain sucralose?

No, SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener does not contain sucralose. It contains non-GMO stevia leaf extract and non-GMO erythritol.

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How is SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener different from its competitors?

SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener gets its unique sweetness from the perfect balance of stevia leaf extracts. Until now you may have only tasted stevia sweeteners made with a stevia extract called Reb A which can have a bitter aftertaste. By using Reb D, a better-tasting extract from the stevia leaf, we have truly unlocked the simple sweet taste of stevia. SPLENDA® Stevia Sweetener has no calories, no added flavors, no added colors, and no artificial ingredients.

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Is SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener non-GMO (not genetically modified or engineered)?

Yes. We source only from non-GMO stevia plants, and the erythritol used in SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener is Non-GMO Project Verified.

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Is SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener Vegan?

The ingredients – non-GMO stevia leaf extract and non-GMO erythritol – in SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener have not been produced from any animal, fish, dairy or eggs products, nor have any of these items been added to the product.

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Is SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener Vegetarian?

Yes, SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener is suitable for people on vegetarian diets as there are no animal products in the ingredients.

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Is SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener kosher?

Yes, SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener is certified kosher parve by the Orthodox Union (OU).

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Is SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener Halal?

Yes, SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener is certified Halal by the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA).

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In comparison to table sugar (sucrose), how sweet is SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener?

One packet of SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener sweetens like two teaspoons of sugar.

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What is a serving size of SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener?

One packet of SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener is a serving and a packet sweetens like two teaspoons of sugar.

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Can I cook and bake with SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener?

SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener can be used to sweeten foods that are heated, however, it might not be suitable for some recipes that need sugar for volume, browning or other functional characteristics. We suggest using this product to make things like beverages, smoothies, sauces, salad dressings or other food items, where the main role of sugar is to just provide sweetness.

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Can I use SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener in SPLENDA® Brand recipes?

SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener can be used to sweeten foods that are heated; however, it might not be suitable for some recipes that need sugar for volume, browning or other functional characteristics. We suggest using this product to make things like beverages, smoothies, sauces, salad dressings or other food items, where the main role of sugar is to just provide sweetness.

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How many grams of carbohydrate are there in SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener?

There are two grams of carbohydrate in a packet of SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener. The two grams of carbohydrate come from erythritol, a sugar alcohol that is absorbed by the body, but not metabolized. Each gram of erythritol has 0 calories.

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Is SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener suitable for use by people with diabetes?

Yes. SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener is a great sweetening option for people with diabetes as it has no calories or carbohydrate, regardless of how much you consume. SPLENDA® Stevia Sweetener contains stevia leaf extract and erythritol and neither ingredient impacts blood glucose or insulin levels in people with diabetes. Although you will see two grams of carbohydrate per packet on the nutrition facts panel, it is important to know that this comes from the ingredient erythritol, which is not metabolized by the body. Each gram of erythritol provides 0 calories.

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How should SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener be stored?

SPLENDA® Stevia Sweetener should be stored at room temperature.

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Does SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener contain any gluten?

We do not test our finished products for the presence of gluten; however, there are no ingredients in the product that are derived from sources containing gluten.

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How many packets of SPLENDA® Stevia No Calorie Sweetener provide the sweetness of one cup of sugar?

Twenty-four packets of SPLENDA® Stevia Sweetener provide the sweetness of one cup of sugar.

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