Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Truvia is a leaf extract that is a natural sweetener. Imagine a sugar subsitute that is born from a plant and not the lab. No harsh chemical. No wondering what will this do to me 10 -20 years from now.
Truvia is made from the Stevia plant. a member of the chrysanthemum family. Think pretty flowers.
There are recipes and conversion charts on the Truvia site to make low calorie foods.
Look a recipe for brownies!!
Erythritol is an all-natural, non-caloric sweetener, used as an ingredient that provides bulk for the tabletop form of Truvia® stevia leaf extract. Bulking agents are additives that increase the bulk and contribute to the texture of a food. Erythritol has been part of the human diet for thousands of years as it is present in fruits such as pears, melons and grapes, as well as foods such as mushrooms and fermentation-derived foods such as wine, soy sauce and cheese. It is added to foods and beverages to provide sweetness, as well as to enhance taste and texture.
What did I think?
I had it in some Stash Tea. The tea by itself needed sweeting. i would have added at least 2 packages of sugar to it but one truvia was enough. I also opened a package and spilled it out on my desk at work. Some could be questioning the white powdery supstance but ... It was reaaly sweet, a little goes a long way. Looks simular to sugar, a little more powdery than crytal like.
Disolves much faster than sugar.
IMO this is a great alternative to sugar and the dreaded equal or pink packages.
Do out and Try Truvia for yourself!!!
**** I received a sample of Truvia to try. However, this did not influence this blog post. All opinions are my own, facts come from truvia website. **** Thanks Influenster!!!