About Stevia

Stevia

Stevia is the generic name for the Stevia plant itself and also for sweeteners manufactured from the plant. In 1971, Morita Kagaku Kogyo launched Stevia sweeteners for the Japanese market thus being the first commercial producer and the pioneer of the industry.

Stevia Plant

Stevia is a member of the chrysanthemum family and originates from the border area shared by Brazil and Paraguay. Stevia has a long history of use in tea and other foods in the region. In 1889, the Stevia plant was discovered and studied extensively by a Swiss scientist,
Dr. Moises S. Bertoni and named as “Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni”. The leaves of Stevia contain a number of sweet components known as steviol glycosides (generic name) which have differing sweetness intensities ranging from 50 to 450 times that of sugar. Morita is the pioneer of developing Stevia plant varieties. All our products are manufactured from raw material sourced from our own proprietary Stevia plant variety, something that ensures superior product consistency.
Stevia Plant

Stevia Extraction

Stevia Extraction
The process starts by steeping the harvested leaves in water in order to release the steviol glycosides which subsequently go through a number of additional steps of refinement.
The final product is a white powder in which the sweetness profile depends on the mix of different steviol glycosides.
Among the different major steviol glycosides, Rebaudioside A is considered to have superior taste profile and as such it is the main ingredient for our Stevia sweeteners.
Stevia Extraction

Plantation

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Growing Stevia requires warm climatic conditions and it is harvested one time in a year. The best way to plant Stevia is from rooted cuttings. The leaves are dried in hot air dryer to extract the sweetness present in it.
The all natural and zero calorie sweetener is brought to you by the most safe and reliable methods.

Stevia Application

1

Soft Drinks

7

Sea Food Pastes

2

Alcoholic Drinks

8

Canned Fruits

3

Yoghurt

9

Pickles

4

Ice Creams

10

Drink mixes

5

Snacks

11

Chewing gums

6

Instant noodles

12

Jams & Jellies

Terminology

1.ADI Acceptable Daily Intake
2.CCFA Codex Committee on Food Additives
3.EFSA European Food Safety Authority
4.GSFA General Standard for Food Additives
5.JECFA Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives
6.GRAS Generally Recognized as Safe
7.TSG Total Steviol Glycosides
8.Steviol Glycosides It refers to all the sweet components present in the Stevia leaf. The two main components are Stevioside and Rebaudioside A. In addition, there are other sweet components which are present in minor quantities, such as Rebaudioside B, C, D, F, Dulcoside A, Rubusoside, Steviolbioside, etc.