Primary Stevia Extract Powder
The processed form of stevia leaves to concentrate on the sweet steviol glycosides by removing unwanted plant matter. A white or off white fine powder. This powder is 200–320 times sweeter than cane sugar. Quality of the product depends on purity of the glycosides (i.e. 85%–95% pure) and the ratio of Rebaudioside-A over Stevioside. The higher the ratio, the better the product taste. For this level of stevia extract powder, it normally contains bitter aftertaste components (Rebaudioside C and Dulcoside A) of 6%-10%.
Typical product codes are as follows: SG90RA50, SG90RA60, SG95RA50, SG95RA60, SG95ST60
- Debitterized Stevia Extract Powder
Standard stevia extract contains 6% to 10% Rebaudioside C and Dulcoside A which are the dominating components giving bitter aftertaste. With special physical refining technology, these bitter aftertaste components can be reduced to as low as less than 1%, and the product taste is greatly improved, bitter aftertaste almost disappears, and the taste quality can compete with that of highly purified Rebaudioside-A 80%.
Typical product code in the product list: SG95LDAC
- Highly Purified Rebaudioside-A
Highly purified Rebaudioside-A is selectively crystallized from the stevia extract powder by using high level of refining technology. Taste quality of rebaudioside-A depends on its purity (i.e. 80%–99% pure Rebaudioside-A). The higher the purity, the better the product taste. Commonly referred to as "Rebaudioside-A" or “ Reb-A”. For this level of Rebaudioside-A powder, bitter aftertaste components (Rebaudioside C and Dulcoside A) are less than 5% or even as low as zero.
Typical product codes in the product list: SG95RA80, SG95RA90, SG97RA95, SG98RA97, SG99RA98