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Truvia and PureVia: The Controversy of Stevia

Thursday, February 26, 2009

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Truvia and PureVia: The Controversy of Stevia

In our first two pieces about the new sweeteners Truvia and PureVia, we covered the history of saccharin (another artificial sweetener) and the science behind rebiana, the latest sweetener in both Truvia and PureVia. Now, in our final view of Truvia and PureVia we take a look at the political history of stevia - the base of rebiana, opinions of some of the major players in this debate and offer our final views on the subject.

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The Science Behind Truvia and PureVia Sweeteners (Rebiana)

Monday, February 23, 2009

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The Science Behind Truvia and PureVia Sweeteners (Rebiana)

The idea of a real, zero calorie sweetener has been a goal of many agribusiness giants for some time but have Truvia and PureVia been adequately tested? Nutrition Wonderland has gone through the science surrounding these new sweeteners and spoken with some major industry players to get the scoop. We have found some positives and some serious negatives, which we will review here.

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Truvia and PureVia – A Window to the Past or the Future?

Friday, February 6, 2009

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Truvia and PureVia – A Window to the Past or the Future?

In the coming weeks, we will be examining two new sweeteners called Truvia and PureVia that are being released into the American food supply in the first half of 2009. They are derivative of a naturally sweet plant called Stevia, which has been used around the world for quite some time now to sweeten drinks and native dishes. But before we dig deeply into the science around the new Stevia-based sweeteners, we think it would instructive to learn the history of synthetic sweeteners in America - as the past is usually the best predictor of the future.

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