Steviva Brands – Stevia Conversion Chart
Not all stevia products are created using the same ingredients. Know the label and know what you are buying. Some stevia products contain fillers, ranging from dextrose to lactose to maltodextrin, as well as a variety of starches and sugars. Check all stevia product labels to ensure you are buying products made from pure stevia extract.
Steviva Brands, Inc. all natural pure stevia powder is 100% pure stevia with no additives whatsoever. Check our label. Our pure stevia extract contains a minimum of 95% steviosides, which are one of the sweet constituents found in the stevia leaf. Another sweet constituent found in the stevia leaf is Rebaudioside A, commonly referred to as RebA. Steviva Brands pure stevia powder contains a minimum of 60% RebA, making our stevia one of the purest you can buy. What ultimately makes our stevia powder the purest is the extraction process itself. Let us walk you through this process. First, we purchase all natural, pesticide free stevia leaves from indigenous farmers in South America. These leaves are dried and ground into a very fine, green powder. The green powder is soaked in water for up to 4 hours to release the sweet components. The water temperature is then lowered to cold, forcing the sweet constituents to rise and float on the surface. This “float” as we call it is skimmed off the surface and run through a spray dryer. A spray dryer is a large heated room with aerosol nozzles pointing inside, similar to a spray can nozzle. The “float” is sprayed into this heated room. The stevia mist is instantly turned to a dry powder and drops into a catch basin.
Steviva Brands pure stevia extract powder is 200-300 times sweeter than sugar. Thus, a little goes a very long way. To learn how stevia stacks up against other sweeteners please refer to the conversion chart below.
|Sugar||Artificial Sweeteners||Steviva Blend||Fructevia||Liquid Stevia||Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder|
|2 tsp.||2 tsp. (1-packet)||1 – 1/2 tsp.||1 – 1/2 tsp.||1/4 tsp.||1/16 tsp.|
|1/4 cup||1/4 cup||2 – 3 tsp.||2 – 3 tsp.||1/2 tsp.||3/8 tsp.|
|1/3 cup||1/3 cup||3 – 4 tsp.||3 – 4 tsp.||3/4 tsp.||1/2 tsp.|
|1/2 cup||1/2 cup||1/4 cup or less||1/4 cup or less||1 1/4 tsp.||3/4 tsp.|
|3/4 cup||3/4 cup||1/3 cup or less||1/3 cup or less||1 3/4 tsp.||1 tsp.|
|1 cup||1 cup||1/2 cup or less||1/2 cup or less||2 1/2 tsp.||1 1/2 tsp.|
|2 cups||2 cups||1 cup or less||1 cup or less||5 1/4 tsp.||3 tsp.|
What if I Want to Bake or Cook With Pure Stevia Extract?
Steviva Brands pure stevia powder is heat tolerant and works well for cooking and baking. When cooking or baking with Steviva Brands pure stevia powder, we suggest you mix 1/8 teaspoon with 1 cup of unsweetened apple sauce. Because stevia is 200-300 times sweeter than sugar, you lose a lot of volume when replacing the sugar. The unsweetened apple sauce replaces this volume.
What if I Need Brown Sugar?
When recipes require brown sugar you can use an equal amount of Steviva Brands Stevia Blend or Fructevia, with 2 tablespoons of molasses. If you are not using the blend, and need a brown sugar substitute, you can use 1 cup of unsweetened apple sauce, 1/8 teaspoon of Steviva Brands stevia powder, and 2 tablespoons of molasses.
What if I Need Liquid Stevia?
When you buy liquid stevia you are purchasing mostly water. There is only about $.50 cents worth of stevia powder in liquid stevia. Why would you pay $10.00 for $.50 cents worth of stevia? We do not sell the liquid form because we feel it is not fair to our customers, and we don’t want to use any stabilizing additives to produce it. But, it is very easy to make liquid stevia yourself, and the following recipe will show you how:
Liquid Stevia Directions
– Mix one part Steviva Brands stevia powder with four parts warm water.
– Optional: 1 drop of grape seed extract (possesses antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties that will preserve the liquid)
– Mix well until all the stevia powder is dissolved.
– Put into a small glass dropper bottle and refrigerate.