Just in case any of you have seen the recent TV adverts for this new stevia sweetener – Truvia – I thought I would tell you it is not pure stevia and contains corn. Look:
Erythritol is a sugar alcohol used in Truvia® Calorie-Free Sweetener to provide bulk. Bulking agents are additives that increase the bulk of, contribute to the texture, and provide no calories to a food or a beverage. 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 mushrooms and fermentation-derived foods such as wine, soy sauce and cheese. The erythritol in Truvia® Calorie-Free Sweetener is fermented from dextrose, a sugar made from corn.
Use birch-derived xylitol instead like this one – which doesn’t feed candida either.
Has anyone found a pure stevia powder or liquid by the way?