Steviva says the “single-location sourcing ensures dependable, consistent flavor” of its new BraziliaSweet RA95 and BraziliaSweet 95–60 stevia extracts.
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Steviva Ingredients (Portland, OR) is partnering with farmers in Brazil to produce two new stevia extracts, BraziliaSweet RA95 and BraziliaSweet 95–60. The partnership will allow for stevia extracts “harvested from ethically sourced, identity-preserved stevia plants that are cultivated in a single location in Brazil,” says Steviva.
As part of the farming agreement, Stevia will invest time and capital to support the farmers, thereby providing “full traceability” of its supply chain and ensure its stevia is produced through environmentally sustainable practices.
In addition to allowing for a more sustainable supply chain, the new partnership with Brazilian farmers should also provide a more reliable source of stevia leaves that produce Rebaudioside A (Reb A), one of the most sought-after steviol glycosides.
“Because concentration and purity of sweetening glycosides can vary immensely when stevia leaves are sourced globally, Steviva’s single-location sourcing ensures dependable, consistent flavor,” Steviva says.
While BraziliaSweet RA95 provides a “more pronounced sweet technical effect," BraziliaSweet 95–60 is “slightly less sweet and offers a more well-rounded flavor profile,” Steviva explains. They are appropriate for use in a wide range of product types, including beverages, meal replacement bars, jams, cereals, desserts, and more.
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