STEVIA - A NON-CALORIC SWEETENER OF NATURAL ORIGIN AS REPLACEMENT FOR ADDED SUGAR IN FRUIT JUICE BEVERAGES
Steviol glycosides are a group of high-potency, zero-calorie sweeteners isolated from leaves of Stevia rebaudiana. Recently permitted as sweeteners in the EU, steviol glycosides offer an unprecedented opportunity to reduce the added sugar in fruit juice-based beverages without loss of sweetness or reliance on synthetic sweeteners. The origin of the glycosides is described, together with key aspects of their sweetness intensity and quality. EU regulations governing the use of these sweeteners are outlined, and the practical application of steviol glycosides to reduced-calorie fruit juice-based beverages is detailed. This includes formulation advice and guidelines on stability of the glycosides in such products.
Fry, J.C. (2014). STEVIA - A NON-CALORIC SWEETENER OF NATURAL ORIGIN AS REPLACEMENT FOR ADDED SUGAR IN FRUIT JUICE BEVERAGES. Acta Hortic. 1017, 455-460
steviol glycosides, rebaudioside A, stevioside, blending, taste, regulation, stability, soft drinks