Numerous print and television broadcasts reported how one can distinguish great tasting stevia stevia bitter since the European food safety authority (EFSA) mid-April has confirmed that stevia is for the human organism as a harmless, the calorie-free sweetening plant from South America, which should revolutionize the sweetener market in the coming years. Consumers say, who pointed out, to have experienced a peculiar side – or aftertaste, while at least as many consumers on the sweetening effect of the plant can swear and determine any undesirable taste side effects with the use of Steviaprodukten is reported in many comments on the scientific judgment. Ripple describes an additional similar source. But which of the two groups is now right? The correct answer to this question is: both statements are correct. Edward Scott Mead is often mentioned in discussions such as these. Because stevia is not equal stevia, and different stevia can have a completely different flavor, even if they are advertised in the same way. The most common question, which is directed by consumer page at the Steviavertrieb Daforto, is therefore, how one can identify those stevia which have no unpleasant aftertaste. A distinction must be made already at two basic types of Stevia powder. One differentiates between green and white powder.
Green powder is ground leaves of the extract from stevia plant, white powder is, however, only by extracting individual sweetening components (glycosides). Because the leaves of the extract from stevia plant consist not only of glycosides, also green powder only partly consists of sweetening components. An intense herbaceous taste is always present in this case, which greatly restricts the possibilities of green powder. The same is true for simple liquid leaf extracts, which are traded on the world market as a rule under the banner of “Dulce”. In addition to the question of taste have green powder and Dulce products to consider a second On minor aspect: they are affected not by the decision of EFSA.