Frequently Asked Questions
How can I use stevia If I am diabetic?
Yes, Stevia is sweeter than sugar but does not contain sugar properties. Diabetes is a serious condition that requires professional monitoring, but stevia does not raise blood glucose levels and is a great alternative to sugar. Use our Sweetness Comparison Chart to help choose your stevia usage level.
Can stevia be mixed with other sweeteners?
Yes. Sugar and artificial sweeteners should be avoided for your own health, but stevia mixes well with these ingredients. To help make the transition to stevia from sugar, some people start with a 50:50 ratio and then gradually reduce the sugar completely out of their diet. After a while, stevia becomes your new sweetener norm as you will prefer the taste of it over sugar! Read more to see which product best fits with your lifestyle.
Will it cause tooth decay?
No. Stevia has antibacterial properties, is fluoride compatible and inhibits the growth of plaque significantly. As if being super sweet isn’t enough, research shows that it also prevents cavities!
Does stevia contain vitamins and minerals?
Whole Leaf Stevia contains over one hundred phytonutrients. Used by some for its trace mineral properties, that little stevia leaf packs a powerful health punch! Whole Leaf Stevia powder is used on skin and teeth for its nourishing and antibacterial properties and it is said that Guarani natives would have a cuppa Stevia Tea to soothe an upset stomach.
How do I replace sugar in my recipes with stevia?
If you do not have tried and true stevia recipes, it is best to experiment to your personal tastes. To lower the calories in a recipe, remove most of the sugar and replace it with stevia. If baking for a diabetic then remove all the sugar and use stevia remembering to increase the moisture of the recipe ie: milk, water or applesauce. Stevia does not brown like sugar does, so use a toothpick to test for doneness.
We recommend using true Stevia tested recipes, but if you wish to adventure out and eat your way through a learning curve, make sure to stop by our Tips and Tricks for bakers!
What is the difference between green and white stevia powder?
Green powder is made up of the whole stevia leaf and the white powder is the sweetening portion of the stevia leaf removed through an extraction process. The fine white powder, Stevia Max Powder, is known as stevia extract or concentrate and it can be up to 300 times sweeter than sugar. The green powder contains more nutrients and phytonutrients but also has a licorice and earthy flavouring. Learn more about which product would be best for you!
Can I use Stevia Canada’s stevia instead of my low calorie sweetener packets?
Yes! Aspartame has been under questionable safety for a long time along with many other mainstream sweeteners. Stevia has been safely used for 1500 years with no known contraindications or negative side effects. Read those alternative sweetener packets carefully for the full ingredients list and warnings. JG Group Stevia Canada does not use any silica, maltodextrin or erythritol in any of our products. For your own health, switch to stevia. Find out here which JG Group Stevia Canada product is the best for your lifestyle.
What are Steviosides, Rebaudiosides and Dulcosides?
Within the stevia leaves are sweetening agents and they each have been given an individual name. In the 90’s ‘Steviosides’ was the buzz word for selling stevia, and then in the early 2000’s it was, and partially still is, ‘Rebaudioside A’ (Reb A) that became the new phrase as a marketing tool for stevia. JG Group Stevia Canada has adopted the mindset that we are not using scientific jargon for a marketing strategy to impress, confuse with uncommon terminology or to depreciate competitors.
We stand behind our proprietary stevia extract and let the taste speak for itself. Try some today! Don’t you too deserve a second helping of guilt-free dessert?
Does it taste like sugar?
No, Stevia Max Powder, Liquid or Spoonable Stevia products do not taste exactly like sugar, as stevia in general has a different yet sweet taste. Adjusting to the stevia taste is easy and will soon be your preferred sweetening flavour.
Stevia is extremely sweet and must be used modestly. A very small amount can last a long time in your kitchen! The biggest problem people face when switching to stevia is that they use too much of it and find it intensely sweet which ruins the overall flavour. Use sparingly at all times as a small bottle goes a long way in your kitchen.
Why is Stevia Extract blended with another ingredient in Spoonable Stevia?
It is a fact that stevia extract (white) powder, our Stevia Max Powder, is too concentrated to sprinkle on your cereal or use a spoon for serving in your coffee. Being approximately 250X sweeter than sugar, pure stevia extract would surely send your taste buds into orbit if used in those amounts. To make it more convenient we have added another ingredient to create our Spoonable Stevia. Not all filler ingredients are the same, there are many different types of products that can be used to dilute the intensity of stevia extract powder to make it more convenient to use.
We have carefully chosen our other ingredient based on its positive attributes, solubility and convenience of use. Spoonable Stevia was created for convenience – your convenience. You will not find maltodextrin, erythritol or silica in any products produced by JG Group Stevia Canada. We have chosen Inulin as are other ingredient in Spoonable Stevia. This water soluble fibre is fruit and vegetable sourced and often extracted from chicory root. Zero calorie and carb per serving makes it the perfect pairing for our Stevia Max Powder.