Stevia: beyond the sweetener

Kemenczei Ágnes and Izsó Tekla and Frecskáné Csáki Katalin and Maczó Anita and Bognár Lajos and Kasza Gyula: Stevia: beyond the sweetener. In: Élelmiszervizsgálati közlemények, (62) 3. pp. 1230-1234. (2016)

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More and more people use sweeteners as sugar substitutes, and among these, one can find products of both natural and artificial origin. One of the most popular ones among natural sweeteners is Stevia of plant origin, and the popularity of the use of dried Stevia leaves as tea has been increasing as well. There are approximately 150 to 300 species that belong to the genus Stevia. Of these, the best known is Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni, and the sweetening power of the product, containing a mixture of glycosides, that can be obtained from its leaves, can be as high as 350 times of that of sugar. Before its authorization for use as a food additive in 2011, several evaluations were carried out regarding the safety of steviol glycosides, and finally an ADI value of 4 mg per kilograms of body weight was determined by the EFSA in 2010. Nonetheless, the Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni plant itself and its dried leaves are currently classified in the European Union as not authorized novel foods. This is so, because steviol glycosides authorized as sweeteners contain 95% purified stevioside and/or rebaudioside A, while dried Stevia leaves contain a variety of other components. Research into the risks of these are still taking place.

Item Type: Article
Other title: Stevia: az édesítőszeren túl
Heading title: Tudomány = Science
Journal or Publication Title: Élelmiszervizsgálati közlemények
Date: 2016
Volume: 62
Number: 3
ISSN: 0422-9576
Page Range: pp. 1230-1234
Language: English
Publisher: WESSLING Nemzetközi Kutató és Oktató Központ Közhasznú Nonprofit Kft.
Place of Publication: Budapest
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Stevia rebaudiana, Élelmiszervizsgálat, Édesítőszer
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 1233-1234. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 02. Engineering and technology
02. Engineering and technology > 02.10. Other engineering and technologies
02. Engineering and technology > 02.10. Other engineering and technologies > 02.10.02. Food and beverages
Date Deposited: 2023. Jul. 06. 11:10
Last Modified: 2023. Aug. 26. 08:20

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