What is the difference between Stevia (steviodise) & Rebaudioside
Stevia rebaudiana plant contains a high percentage of
steviol glycoside (stevioside) and rebaudiana A, C, D & F. The Stevioside
has a liquorish aftertaste while Rebaudioside-A has no liquorish or aftertaste. The best part of stevia leaf is Rebaudiana A. The filtration and
purification process of stevia extract affect the quality, characteristics,
concentration and taste. Rebaudioside A can be further filtered and purified
up to 99%. That’s why Rebaudiana-A is more expensive. The more
purified and concentrated the less bitter and more sweeter it is. It could
actually goes up to 500 times sweeter than sugar.
When you see Stevia 90 or 95% Stevioside on the label,
it doesn’t mean it’s a good quality or it has no bitterness and aftertaste.
Stevioside has an aftertaste even if it is 99% purified, but Rebaudioside A
does not possess an aftertaste and has a sweetness flavor comparable to
The difference between
Stevioside & Rebaudioside Scientifically explained:
Overview: The history, technical function and safety of rebaudioside A, a naturally occurring steviol glycoside, for use in food and beverages
M.C. Carakostasa, L.L. Curryb, A.C. Boileaub, D.J. Brusickc
Clinical studies provide further evidence that purified rebaudioside A has no effect on either blood pressure or glucose homeostasis. This paper summarizes the information used to conclude that high purity rebaudioside A (rebiana) produced to food-grade specifications and according to Good Manufacturing Practices is safe for human consumption under its intended conditions of use as a general purpose sweetener.