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NuNaturals Review: Non-Bitter Stevia Products - Sugar Alternatives that Actually Taste Good

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, June 3, 2016 Under: Food Reviews

 

FOR MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & TODDLERS 1+ YEARS*

NuNaturals Stevia – the perfect way to sweeten up your foods without added calories (or bitter taste)!

Keep reading to learn more…


THE COMPANY:
NuNaturals is a family owned and operated company that has been providing delicious, healthy products for over 26 years. Founded in 1989 by Warren Sablosky in Eugene, Oregon, Warren grew up in suburban Philadelphia loving healthy food and the lifestyle that goes along with it.

After graduating from the University of Oregon, Warren developed his first product, called "Earth Ice," which he made with his wife Paula. They sold the fruit popsicles made from pure fresh fruit, one of the first companies to do it at the time. The company also developed french fries made from soy and rice called Soy Fries. He went on to self-publish a pizza cookbook and work in several Eugene-based natural products companies before finally founding NuNaturals.

NuNaturals was started with the mission of "Helping to Keep You Well." The company's first product was "The Mental Energy Formula," a nutritional supplement that NuNaturals still sells today. When Warren learned about a sweet herb native to South American called Stevia that was an alternative to sugar, he knew that it could greatly help people in the United States struggling with the problems that come from sugar. 

Since then, NuNaturals has created a multitude of stevia-based products, always keeping their mission in mind by "Helping to Keep You Well".


THE PRODUCT: Believing that the path to wellness starts with the food and supplements that we consume, NuNaturals now offers a wide selection of all natural, plant-based sweeteners, baking ingredients, and dietary supplements. With nearly 90 products, and growing, the NuNaturals line includes such things as NuStevia Pure White Stevia Extract Powder, NuStevia Simple Syrup, NuStevia Cocoa Syrup, MoreFiber Stevia Baking Blend, Liquid NuStevia sweeteners in a range of flavors, including Vanilla, Cherry Vanilla and Peppermint, among others (for coffee, tea, etc.), NuNana Organic Green Banana Flour, NuGrains Oat Fiber, and Gelicious Collagen.

Using a special, highly concentrated Stevia extract (NuStevia) from which the bitterness of the extract has been removed, you can be certain that all of NuNaturals products use the highest grade available, selected for purity, sweetness, and superior flavor, and that this extract does not have an unpleasant, bitter aftertaste (like the majority of stevia products on the market). Moreover, NuNaturals only uses plant-based natural flavors that help to make these Stevia products some of the best-tasting ones available, and does not use any artificial colors, preservatives, etc.


NUTRITION-WISE: So what is Stevia? Stevia is an herbal shrub-like plant native to Paraguay. For over 1,500 years, people in South America have used fresh and dried stevia leaves to sweeten food, herbal medicines, and beverages (such as yerba mate). Today it is extracted to make a natural herbal sweetener.

The plant contains sweet compounds known as steviol glycosides. Steviol Glycosides, when extracted, are between 150-350 times sweeter than sugar. The scientific name for stevia is Stevia Rebaudiana L. Bertoni. It is a member of the family of plants called Asteraceae, which is better known as the “sunflower family”. There are currently 240 known species of stevia.

What is NuStevia?

NuStevia is a line of premium, high-quality stevia extracts and blends offered by NuNaturals. Having scoured the globe for the best tasting, non-bitter stevia extracts available, NuNaturals has been offering stevia products for over 17 years, and has developed a robust supply chain and expertise over that time.

All NuStevia products are healthy, low or no calorie alternatives to sugar and artificial sweeteners and are also non-GMO and gluten-free (and most are dairy-free as well). They are also free from any artificial colors, preservatives or flavors.

*NuNaturals NuStevia products (as well as their other lines of products), are healthy and safe for kids and adults of all ages. And while I wouldn’t give my baby daughter tons of stevia-based foods for the mere fact that I don’t want her becoming overly exposed to the “sweet” flavor, I don’t see any harm in giving her – or any young child – small doses. However, like any supplement, please consult your physician before giving them to your infant (if you don’t want to take my word for it ;).


WHERE TO BUY: You can purchase all of NuNaturals line of products directly on their Online Store, or to find the retail location nearest you, please visit their Store Locator.


FINAL THOUGHTS: Having first started using Stevia years ago, I have been amazed at how many brands there are, and how different the taste and quality can vary for [supposedly] the same exact product! In fact, the majority of Stevia-based products are very bitter and is why the ingredient gets a bad rap. However, the products from NuNaturals are definitely a step above the others and should be given a shot before warding off Stevia for good!

With products ranging from your typical Stevia powder to their Vanilla flavored extract (which is my go-to for my morning coffee), I have not been disappointed with any of the NuNaturals products I have tried! Moreover, they have a variety of unique products that I now consider a pantry-staple as well, including their NuStevia Simple Syrup and MoreFiber Baking Blend.

So, if you are one of those who hate Stevia (because of the bitter aftertaste), but want [and/or need] to replace some of the sugar in your every day meals, snacks or drinks, then you’ve got to try any or all of the products by NuNaturals! I promise**, you will not be disappointed!

For more information about the NuNaturals line of products, please visit their website and check them out on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

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**If you’ve tried NuStevia and still think Stevia is not for you, let me know! I always love to hear your thoughts!


 

 

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Tags: non-gmo  sugar substitute  healthy simple syrup  healthy sugar alternative  sugar alternatives  stevia  non-bitter stevia  reducing sugar  delicious sugar alternatives  review  product review  healthy eating  healthy cooking ideas 

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