Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) a bio-sweetener: a review

  title={Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) a bio-sweetener: a review},
  author={Surbhi Goyal and Samsher and R K Goyal},
  journal={International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition},
  pages={1 - 10}
Studies revealed that Stevia has been used throughout the world since ancient times for various purposes; for example, as a sweetener and a medicine. [] Key Method We searched relevant papers up to 2007 in various databases. As we know that the leaves of Stevia plants have functional and sensory properties superior to those of many other high-potency sweeteners, Stevia is likely to become a major source of high-potency sweetener for the growing natural food market in the future. Although Stevia can be…
Nutritional and therapeutic values of Stevia rebaudiana: A review
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A Nutraceutical and Therapeutic potentials of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni
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A glance on sweet shrub Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni
The sweet shrub Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni has been used throughout the world as a noncaloric biosweetener owing to its two major thermostable phytoconstituents - namely, stevioside and rebaudioside -
Effect of Stevia rebaudiana, sucrose and aspartame on human health: A comprehensive review
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Estudio de la Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni) como edulcorante natural y su uso en beneficio de la salud Study of Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni) as a natural sweetener and its use in benefit of the health
Information is collected on the studies undertaken to stevia as an alternative to sugar and the benefits it provides consumption to help control weight, satiety and hunger.


Molecules of Interest Stevioside
Stevioside is a natural sweetener extracted from leaves of Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni) Bertoni. The literature about Stevia, the occurrence of its sweeteners, their biosynthetic pathway and
A Study on the Safety of Stevioside as a New Sweetening Source
It was supposed that the stevia extract/stevioside revealed no acute or sub-acute toxic effects on rats and showed no significant differences between control and treatments except lactate dehydrogenase activity.
Mutagenicity and human chromosomal effect of stevioside, a sweetener from Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni.
It is indicated that stevioside and steviol are neither mutagenic nor clastogenic in vitro at the limited doses; however, in vivo genotoxic tests and long-term effects of stevia rebaudiana Bertoni are yet to be investigated.
Measurement of the relative sweetness of stevia extract, aspartame and cyclamate/saccharin blend as compared to sucrose at different concentrations
The objective of this study was to determine the variation on the relative sweetness of aspartame (APM), stevia [Stevia rebaudiana (Bert.) Bertoni] leaf extract (SrB) and the mixture cyclamate/saccharin with the increase in their concentrations, and in neutral and acid pH in equi-sweet concentration to 10% sucrose, using magnitude estimation.
A phytochemical screening procedure for sweet ent-kaurene glycosides in the genus Stevia.
The phytochemical results obtained in this study are correlated with those of preliminary organoleptic tests on the sweetness of these Stevia samples, and the chemotaxonomic implications of the present findings are discussed.
Potential sweetening agents of plant origin. III. Organoleptic evaluation of Stevia leaf herbarium samples for sweetness.
Fragments of a 62-year-old leaf of S. rebaudiana exhibited a potent and prolonged sensation of sweetness, thereby indicating the stability of its sweet ent-kaurene glycoside constituents to drying, preservation, mounting and storage.
Evaluation of the cariogenic potential of the intense natural sweeteners stevioside and rebaudioside A.
It was concluded that neither stevioside nor rebaudioside A is cariogenic under the conditions of this study.
Potential sweetening agents of plant origin. II. field search for sweet-tastingStevia species
Field work in Paraguay, Peru, Colombia and Mexico, including field organoleptic tests and interviews, showed that leaves of no other Stevia species studied possessed a potent sweet taste comparable to that of S. rebaudiana leaves.
Stevioside content and morphological variability in a population of Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni) Bertoni from Paraguay [sweeteners]
The leaf content of the sweetener stevioside was investigated with regard to the morphological characteristics of plants of Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni) Bertoni grown in one of the most productive