- Is Stevia a natural sweetener?
- Do any of the Hermesetas SteviaSweet products contain calories?
- Does Hermesetas SteviaSweet have a low GI?
- Is Hermesetas SteviaSweet suitable for diabetics?
- Does Hermesetas SteviaSweet contain any known allergens such as nuts, gluten, lactose, etc.?
- Is Hermesetas SteviaSweet suitable to use when following a special diet such as Atkins, Ketogenic, etc.?
- Does Hermesetas Stevia Sweet contain any artificial sweeteners?
Yes, Stevia is a plant and the first sweetening ingredient of its kind to be used in a table top sweetener in the UK. It is derived from the plant Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni (commonly known as Stevia).
Hermesetas SteviaSweet tablets are calorie free while the granulated and sachet products contain a very small number of calories – granulated 1.4 calories per teaspoon and sachets 0.2 calories per teaspoon.
Hermesetas Granulated contains Fructofibres® – Inulin and Oligofructose – which are naturally occurring fibres. This means that Hermesetas SteviaSweet Granulated has 25% lower GI than any other sweetener brand.
Yes, provided it fits into their normal daily allowance and consumption is not excessive. Additionally, a benefit of Stevia is that it does not increase the blood sugar level so for people who must pay attention to their blood sugar level this makes it a suitable part of a healthy diet. Stevia is therefore an appropriate alternative sweetener for diabetics.
No, Hermesetas SteviaSweet products do not contain any known allergens.
Is Hermesetas SteviaSweet suitable to use when following a special diet such as Atkins, Ketogenic, etc.?
Hermesetas SteviaSweet tablets are suitable to use when following the Atkins diet (or low-carb diets) while in a strict way the two Hermesetas SteviaSweet products – sachets and granulated – are not as suitable because of the other ingredients included.
Hermesetas SteviaSweet tablets are suitable for the Ketogenic diet (or high fat, adequate protein, low carbohydrate diet) since the tablets contain a small amount of protein and are zero in fat and carbohydrates. In a strict way, the other Hermesetas products – sachets and granulated – are not as suitable because of the other ingredients included.
Stevia, the sweetening ingredient used, is a natural origin sweetener although other food ingredients are used to help make the final products suitable for use as a sweetener.
- Are there any ingredients in Hermesetas SteviaSweet derived from animal sources?
- Has stevia been thoroughly tested?
- Can pregnant women use Hermesetas SteviaSweet?
- In what format or type can I buy Hermesetas SteviaSweet sweeteners?
- Can I use Hermesetas SteviaSweet in my favourite recipes?
- How long will Hermesetas SteviaSweet last before it runs out of date?
- Where can I buy Hermesetas SteviaSweet?
Stevia has been tested in the best possible way – by people using it over hundreds of years in South America and the Far East to sweeten hot drinks and food without any adverse affect. Following earlier approval in Australia, France and Switzerland, the EU Authorities responsible for ensuring all food products are safe have tested the ingredient over several years through their strict and comprehensive procedures and have now pronounced it entirely safe for use in any food product throughout Europe.
Yes. The safe level of intake of Stevia and other food additives is determined by the ADI (acceptable daily intake) allocated to each food additive. This level of intake is defined as a safe level for lifetime daily consumption and thus includes all periods and conditions of life such as pregnancy, breast-feeding, childhood, sickness, old age, etc. The ADI value of Stevia is determined by the EU Authorities.
Hermesetas SteviaSweet comes in three formats.
- 200 tablet pack. Each tablet has the equivalent sweetening strength of one level teaspoon of sugar and is calorie free.
- 75g granulated jar. Each spoonful is equivalent in sweetening strength to a spoonful of sugar but is 10 times lighter. Each teaspoonful contains only 1.4 calories.
- 50 sachet pack. Each sachet is equivalent in sweetness to 5g of sugar and contains only 0.2 calories
NB. A 5g teaspoon of sugar contains 15 calories
In most cases, yes you can. Stevia is extremely resistant to heat and can be used at high temperatures when cooking and baking. However, it is not always the case that you directly replace sugar with the same amount of sweetener and for this reason we have produced a series of specially adapted recipes using Hermesetas SteviaSweet that taste delicious and are both low in calories and healthier for you than the sugar sweetened versions. Look at our separate Recipes page.
As with most sweeteners, Hermesetas SteviaSweet products have long shelf lives. The products have a two year shelf/storage life if kept in dry conditions.
You can buy Hermesetas SteviaSweet in Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Waitrose, Asda and other top stores.