I was able to try a sample of Truvia® natural sweetener recently. It is a natural sugar substitute made from the Stevia leaf. It is a zero calorie sugar substitute that is also gluten free. It does not have an impact on blood glucose or insulin levels. You can use this to bake foods, or add to sweeten teas. I used it in my Stash Tea samples and it tasted great. This is already used in some products as a substitute for sugar such as Velamints and Odwalla.
I like this because it is more safe than some artificial sweeteners like Aspartame and Saccharine. You also use less of this product than sugar. Just 1 packet of Truvia® is equivalent to 2 teaspoons of sugar. If you are trying to watch your sugar intake or you are just trying to be more aware of what you are eating this is a good substitute that is a natural alternative.
You can read more about Truvia® at: www.truvia.com. They have some great recipes you can make using Truvia® and the website contains some good information. If I am going to look for alternatives to sugar, this is one I would use again in the future. I will give this one a try in some baked goods. It looks just like sugar when you open the packet. There is a conversion chart on the Truvia® website to help you when making some of your classic recipes that required sugar in the past. Since natural ingredients are important to me and my family, this is one product we will be buying. I hope to see more of it replacing the Aspartame ingredients in so many products today.
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This product was received complimentary through the VoxBox product testing program at Influenster. All opinions expressed are my own based on my experience with the product.