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Stevia

Pure Via Stevia Q&A:

  1. What is Pure Via?
  2. What are the ingredients in Pure Via?
  3. What is stevia?
  4. What is steviol glycoside?
  5. What is dextrose?
  6. What is cellulose powder?
  7. How does the sweetness of Pure Via compare to sugar?
  8. Does research support the safe use of Pure Via?
  9. Can Pure Via be used by people with diabetes?
  10. How can Pure Via help with weight management?
  11. Is Pure Via Kosher?
  12. Are there any known allergies to Pure Via?
  13. Can you cook and bake with Pure Via?
What is Pure Via?

Pure Via contains a naturally sourced, zero calorie sweetener derived from stevia, a plant native to South America. Its main sweetening ingredient is the steviol glycoside, a high-purity extract of the sweetest part of the stevia plant. Use it just like sugar to sweeten hot and cold drinks and sprinkle on cereal and fruit.

What are the ingredients in Pure Via?

The main sweetening ingredient in Pure Via is the steviol glycosides. It is blended with dextrose (a carbohydrate found in fruits, honey and grains), cellulose powder, and flavors to create a sweetener with a clean, crisp taste.

What is stevia?

Stevia, a member of the Chrysanthemum family, has been used as a sweetener in South America for hundreds of years. Today stevia is used to sweeten foods and beverages in countries throughout the world.

What is steviol glycoside?

Steviol glycosides are the sweetest components extracted from the stevia leaf. Steviol glycosides are more than 200 times sweeter than sugar and have no calories.

What is dextrose?

Dextrose is a carbohydrate used as an ingredient that provides bulk for the tabletop form of Pure Via. Bulking agents are ingredients that increase the bulk and contribute to the texture of a food. Dextrose is found in fruits, honey and grains.

What is cellulose powder?

Cellulose powder is a dietary fiber that is derived from fibrous plants. It helps gives Pure Via a flow and texture similar to sugar.

How does the sweetness of Pure Via compare to sugar?

Pure Via’s sweetness intensity is similar to that of sugar. Each packet of Pure Via is equivalent to 2 teaspoons of sugar. Pure Via is an alternative to sugar and can be enjoyed by anyone who wants the indulgent taste of sugar without all the calories.

Does research support the safe use of Pure Via?

Yes. An extensive library of more than 85 studies exists for Reb A (steviol glycoside) and other components of the stevia plant which supports Reb A’s use in tabletop sweeteners and other products.

Can Pure Via be used by people with diabetes?

With zero calories and just one gram of carbohydrate per serving, Pure Via is suitable for people with diabetes. Pure Via offers people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes greater variety and flexibility in budgeting total carbohydrate intake.

How can Pure Via help with weight management?

As a zero calorie, sugar alternative, Pure Via can help reduce or replace the calories in foods and beverages. Consuming beverages and foods with Pure Via instead of sugar, along with regular physical activity, may help people achieve their weight management goals.

Is Pure Via Kosher?

Pure Via has been certified Kosher (Parve) by the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations.

Are there any known allergies to Pure Via?

There are no known allergies to the ingredients in Pure Via.

Can you cook and bake with Pure Via?

Yes. See our recipe section for a variety of great tasting recipes. Pure Via is best in recipes where sugar is used primarily to sweeten.

Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend Q&A:

  1. What is Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend?
  2. What are the ingredients in Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend?
  3. What is turbinado sugar?
  4. What is steviol glycoside?
  5. How many calories are in a packet of Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend?
  6. How many carbohydrates are in a packet of Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend?
  7. How sweet is each packet of Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend?
  8. Is Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend kosher?
  9. How many packets are in each carton of Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend?
  10. Is the Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend carton recyclable?
  11. How is Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend different than Pure Via Stevia sweetener?
  12. Can Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend be used in cooking and baking?
  13. Are recipes available for Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend?
  14. Who do I contact with questions about Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend?
What is Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend?

Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend is a sweetener made from turbinado raw cane sugar and the sweet extract of the stevia plant.

What are the ingredients in Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend?

The ingredients in Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend are Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and steviol glycosides.

What is turbinado sugar?

Turbinado sugar is a sugar cane-based minimally processed and refined sugar. It’s medium brown in color and has large crystals. It is called turbinado sugar for the “turbines” or centrifuges in which it is spun. Turbinado comes from the first pressing of the sugar cane. It retains some of the molasses flavor, which is a natural byproduct of the sugar process.

Turbinado sugar contains more moisture than regular white or brown sugars, which can be beneficial in foods like cookies and muffins.

What is steviol glycoside?

Steviol glycosides are the sweetest components extracted from the stevia leaf. Steviol glycosides are more than 200 times sweeter than sugar and have no calories.

How many calories are in a packet of Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend?

There are 5 calories in a packet of Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend. (Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend is not labeled as a zero calorie sweetener.)

How many carbohydrates are in a packet of Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend?

Each packet of Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend contains approximately 2 grams of carbohydrate (1.7grams).

How sweet is each packet of Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend?

Each packet of Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend sweetens like one teaspoon of sugar.

Is Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend kosher?

Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend has been certified Kosher (Parve) by the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations.

How many packets are in each carton of Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend?

Each 6 oz. carton contains 100 packets of Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend.

Is the Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend carton recyclable?

The Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend carton is made from 100% recycled paperboard and is recyclable.

How is Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend different than Pure Via Stevia sweetener?

Both tabletop sweeteners use steviol glycosides as a sweetening ingredient. The other ingredients in Pure Via Stevia are dextrose, cellulose powder and flavors while Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend contains turbinado sugar in addition to the steviol glycosides.

Can Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend be used in cooking and baking?

Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend can be used in a variety of recipes. Visit www.purevia.com for delicious recipes developed in the Pure Via test kitchen.

Recipes that call for turbinado sugar tend to use it as a replacement for traditional brown sugar. It contains more moisture than regular white or brown sugars, which can be beneficial in baking foods like cookies and muffins. In contrast, one should not replace table sugar with turbinado in recipes that already have several ingredients providing moisture, to avoid making the end product soggy.

Turbinado sugar is the ultimate topping for cakes, cookies, muffins, crumbles and pies.

Are recipes available for Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend?

Recipes developed in the Pure Via test kitchen are available on www.purevia.com.

Who do I contact with questions about Pure Via Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar and Stevia blend?

Call toll-free 1-800-824-2334.