fillers and bulk sweeteners include dextrin,
erythritol, inulin, lactose, maltitol
maltodextrin, sorbitol and xylitol. Hundreds
of preparations containing stevia sweeteners
with fillers and/or bulk sweeteners are
commercially available in Japan.
What is the calorific value of Pure Lite™?
The calorific value of Pure Lite™ is practically
Is Pure Lite™ artificial?
No, Pure Lite™ is neither artificial nor
synthetically derived. It is extracted
in a pure form from the leaves of the
stevia plant using an environmentally
friendly process. No enzymatic or chemical
modification of the glycoside content
occurs. Pure Lite™ is entirely natural.
Can Pure Lite™ replace artificial sweeteners?
Definitely Yes! Pure Lite™ offers a safe,
all-natural, good tasting alternative
to artificial sweeteners. Stevia sweeteners
are already used in large quantities in
major consuming countries like Japan,
South Korea, China, and Brazil.
Is Pure Life™ safe for use?
Stevia sweeteners have a long history
of use in South America and in Japan for
the last 40 years and there are no reports
of adverse effects. There have been literally
hundreds of independent objective studies
conducted worldwide on stevia leaves and
stevia extracts and results have shown
unilaterally that stevia leaves and stevia
extracts are safe for human consumption.
What is the regulatory status of stevia
extracts around the world?
Stevia has been used as a sweetener in
South America for centuries. In the 1970s,
the Japanese government formally approved
stevia as a sweetener and flavour enhancer
for food and beverage applications after
many years of intensive study. Stevia
is currently approved for human consumption
as a food ingredient in most of Asia and
South America. In the USA, Canada, Australia
and in some European countries, stevia
has been approved as a dietary supplement
or dietary supplement ingredient.
In what applications can Pure Lite™ be
Due to its versatile properties, Pure
Lite™ functions effectively as a sweetener,
flavour enhancer, and taste modifier in
a wide array of food, beverage, personal
care, and pharmaceutical applications.
Possible applications include soft drinks,
fruit juices, energy drinks, alcoholic
beverages, confections, chewing gums,
jams, seasonings, dietary products, diabetic
products, baked goods, table top sweeteners,
Pure Lite™ can also be used in pharmaceutical
and personal care applications including
lip balms, facial creams, toothpastes,
dental floss, mouthwashes, pill and tablet
coatings, vitamins, etc.
Can Pure Lite™ be used for food processing
Yes, Pure Lite™ can be used for food processing
or cooking since it is pH stable and can
withstand temperatures up to 200 degrees
(in contrast sugar starts to caramelize
around 150-160 degrees Celsius)
Does stevia lead to tooth decay?
NO. Several studies have shown that neither
Stevioside nor Rebaudioside-A is cariogenic
[cavity causing]. It appears that the
sweet components within the stevia plant
that impart its sweetness are not fermentable
and have antibacterial properties, and
thus do not cause tooth cavities.
Is Pure Lite™ pH stable?
Yes, it is exceptionally stable with a
stable pH ranging between pH 2 and 10.
Does Pure Lite™ dissolve in water?
Yes, Pure Lite™ is very water-soluble.
It dissolves readily in water up to approximately
50% by weight at 25 degrees Celsius. This
is more than adequate for most applications.
How is Pure Lite™ processed?
Pure Lite™ 99% RebA is extracted using
a proprietary environmentally friendly
process. The process does not make use
of enzymes or chemical modification to
extract the product.
Is Pure Lite™ organic?
Typically, the stevia leaves from which
we extract Pure Lite™ are not certified
organic. However, upon specific request
organic stevia leaves could be sourced
to produce an organic Pure Lite™.
Is Pure Lite™ Kosher?
No, we have yet to pursue the certification
as a Kosher product.
Is Pure Lite™ made from GMO (Genetically
Modified Organisms) stevia leaves?
No, the stevia leaves we use have been
selectively bred to increase glycoside
content without alternating the plant
Will Pure Lite™ raise the blood sugar levels
of a person consuming it?
Several studies have shown that consumption
of stevia does not raise blood sugar levels.
Pure Lite™ can therefore be safely incorporated
into the dietary plans of diabetics and
people who need to watch their blood sugar
Are there any side effects or warnings
regarding the use of stevia?
After more than 40 years of intensive
usage across the world, there has yet
to be any negative effect reported with
the use of stevia. There are no known
warnings or counter indications.
Where is stevia consumed?
The highest consumption of stevia sweeteners
is in Japan (where stevia is more than
40% of the total high-intensity sweetener
market), South Korea, Taiwan, and South
America. In recent years, stevia extracts
as a supplement have become increasingly
popular in the United States, Canada and
Europe. It is estimated that over 1,000
MT of stevia extracts are produced annually.
Where is Stevia cultivated?
Stevia is grown commercially mainly in
Asia and South America. It is estimated
that China grows 80% of the world's stevia
for industrial extraction.
What is Pure Lite™ shelf life?
If kept sealed in a dry and cool place,
Pure Lite™ in a dry form will have a shelf
life of more than 2 years.
How hygroscopic is Pure Lite™?
Pure Lite™ in powder form will absorb moisture
from the air so it should be kept sealed.