stevia-sugar

THE POWER OF STEVIA TO TRANSFORM YOUR PRODUCT

The sugar substitute Stevia is extracted from the stevia plant and is naturally grown in Brazil and Paraguay, where it has been used for hundreds of years to sweeten foods and treat burns and stomach discomfort. The plant gets its sweetness from naturally occurring glycosides, which are extracted from the stevia leaves through a process that starts by placing the plant in hot water.

Practical Application of Stevia in the Food Industry

 

Over the past 15 years, GLG’s agricultural expertise has produced the best stevia leaf in the world (disease resistant, large-leafed plants containing, crucially, a high percentage of both rebaudioside A and total glycosides) as well as the only hybrid stevia seed in the world. Stevia is fast becoming the natural sweetener of choice preferred by consumers globally, as seen by the switch from chemically made sweeteners to natural ingredients like stevia.

 

Learn more about Stevia Customized Ingredient Applications

  • Beverage Solutions
  • Dairy Solutions
  • Baking Solutions

 

GLG’S EXTENSIVE STEVIA INGREDIENT PORTFOLIO

Download a full table of GLG’s Stevia Product Lines Here

 

BevSweet

BevSweet

BevSweet™ is our unique blend of non-GMO erythritol, stevia and/or monk fruit. It provides an all-natural, zero calorie sweetener solution. BevSweet™ can be used in beverage applications such as soft drinks, sports and energy drinks, and alcoholic beverages.

BENEFITS

• Provides significant calorie reduction

• With a well-rounded sucrose-like sweetness

• Allows the use of natural sweeteners without solubility issues

• Does not increase blood sugar levels

• Contains no artificial sweeteners

APPLICATIONS

• Carbonated soft drinks

• Sports and energy drinks

• Juice drinks

• Alcoholic beverages

• Tea and coffee

• Powder beverages

BakeZeroCal

BakeZeroCal

BakeZeroCal™ is our unique blend of non-GMO erythritol, stevia and/or monk fruit. It provides an all-natural, zero-calorie sweetener solution. BakeZeroCal™ can be used in food applications such as baked goods, confectionery, desserts and fillings.

BENEFITS

• Bulks and browns just like sugar

• Provides significant calorie reduction

• With a well-rounded sucrose-like sweetness

• Does not increase blood sugar levels

• Contains no artificial sweeteners

APPLICATIONS

• Bakery

• Confectionery

• Desserts

• Fillings

• Sweet spreads

STEVIA RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

POLLUTION-FREE

GLG Stevia has been certified as a Pollution-Free Agricultural product by the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture.

TRAINING

GLG employs farm technicians that study the cultivation of stevia leaf and organize stevia training courses to educate our farmers on how to grow stevia.

TESTING

GLG tests stevia products pesticide content using third party labs – SGS according to the FDA standard.

NON-GMO

GLG’s proprietary strains (All Non-GMO) are significantly less prone to disease or pests enabling little to no use of pesticides.

SAFETY

The GLG agriculture team offers technological guidance to the co-operative society and growers, prescribing the use of pesticides when required.

UNPARALLELED BENEFITS OF GLG’s STEVIA AGRICULTURE

LARGEST GROWING AREA

With an estimated 80% of the world’s stevia acreage, China’s stevia growing area is much larger than that of Kenya and Paraguay.

GEOGRAPHIC DIVERSIFICATION

GLG’s stevia growing areas are widely distributed and less vulnerable to natural disasters. This geographic diversification is essential to guarantee a reliable annual stevia harvest.

30 YEARS OF GROWING HISTORY

After years of training and development, GLG has developed a long term relationship with stevia farmers across the country. Their strong foundation and experience for growing stevia matches real demand with supply to ensure the farmers receive a stable income.

LOW RISK CONTRACT FARMING MODEL

Through “Company + Farmer + Growing Base” and “Company + Cooperation + Farmer” flexible modes, GLG has established the mature farmer cooperation model and the raw material procurement model.

GLG CROP CYCLES YIELD HIGHER GLYCOSIDE DEVELOPMENT

GLG starts with a seed and grows a new plant compared to harvesting off the same plant multiple times.

LOW COSTS & FAIR RETURN TO FARMERS

China has historically paid lower stevia leaf prices than other countries that grow stevia. However, GLG’s Fair Wage program ensures farmers get a better wage than many other countries.