What Coca-Cola products have stevia in them?
One popular product is Coca-Cola Life. It is sweetened with a blend of cane sugar and Stevia leaf extract. This makes it have 35% fewer calories and less sugar than Coca-Cola, but with a great taste people love.
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What is Stevia leaf extract?
Stevia leaf extract is a sugar substitute with zero calories. It comes from the leaf of the stevia plant. It can be used with sugar or other sugar substitutes to give you reduced- or no-sugar alternatives.
Is stevia natural?
Stevia leaf extract comes from the leaf of the stevia plant, which is native to South America. The stevia plant is also grown in Africa, China and the U.S.
It can be used in combination with sugar or other sweeteners to provide people with reduced- or no-sugar alternatives.
There are 4 steps to making Stevia leaf extract.
Step 1: Farm – Grow the stevia plant.
Step 2: Harvest and dry – Once the leaves reach their peak sweetness, harvest and dry them.
Step 3: Extract the sweetener – Just like making tea, soak the dried stevia leaves in water.
Step 4: Filter the extract – Strain the liquid, then follow with drying.
Why does The Coca-Cola Company use stevia?
While sugar in moderation is fine, too much sugar isn’t good for anyone. That’s why we make reduced- or no-sugar versions of many of the drinks you love. We want to give you great-tasting choices with fewer or no calories. Stevia leaf extract allows us to do this.
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Steviol glycosides
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Additional information about high-intensity sweeteners permitted for use in food in the United States
- FoodInsight.org: Everything you need to know about stevia sweeteners
- FoodInsight.org: Facts about low-calorie sweeteners