Truvía® Health & Dietary Information

In light of the growing awareness of the serious health risks related to obesity, including diabetes, sensible eating and improved fitness are increasingly important to many patients. Truvía® Calorie-Free Sweetener and Truvía® stevia leaf extract, which originate from the best-tasting part of the stevia leaf, provide sweetness with no calories and can play a useful role in a healthy balanced diet.

Truvía® Calorie-Free Sweetener and Carbohydrates

HCP Carbohydrates sugarcookies

One of the most frequently asked questions by carb conscious consumers is whether they should count the grams of carbohydrate on the label.

If a patient is closely counting the number of grams of carbohydrates in their diet, they should note that the carbohydrate in Truvía®sweetener comes from erythritol: a sugar alcohol produced by fermentation and found naturally in grapes and pears. Erythritol has a different absorption and metabolic profile than other sugar alcohols and as a result, it has a very low digestible energy value of 0.2 kcal/g and no effect on blood sugar. Erythritol is used in Truvía®calorie-free sweetener to evenly disperse stevia leaf extract to achieve uniform sweetness, similar to how dextrose and other such ingredients are used with other high intensity sweeteners. For information on Truvía® Cane Sugar Blend and carbohydrates, click here.

HCP Carbohydrates smoothie

On truvia.com/canada, our recipes include total calories, grams carbohydrate, grams erythritol, grams fiber, grams sugar. This practice allows you to distinguish the grams of erythritol from the grams of total carbohydrate when you are counting your grams of carbohydrate.

For example, the Tripleberry Soymilk Smoothie lists 22 grams of carbohydrate and 8 grams of erythritol. This means that there are only 14 grams of fully nutritive carbohydrates per serving. You may notice that the 14 grams of fully nutritive carbohydrates are coming from sugar (10g/serving) and fiber (4g/serving), which are contributed by ingredients other than those in Truvía®sweetener.

Truvía® Cane Sugar Blend and Carbohydrates

Truvía® Cane Sugar Blend contains 1 gram of sugar per each 12 teaspoon serving which is half of the carbohydrates listed on the label. The other ingredients of Truvía® Cane Sugar Blend include stevia leaf extract, which does not contain usable carbohydrates, and erythritol, which has 0.2 kcal/g.

HCP Carbohydrates raisincookies

The amount of Truvía® Cane Sugar Blend used in your patient's recipes and the amount of sugar it provides to a serving of their recipe should be considered as your patient manages their carbohydrate intake. For example, a cup of sugar has about 190 grams of usable carbohydrate. An equal amount of sweetness from Truvía® Cane Sugar Blend (12 cup) contains about 47 grams of sugar or usable carbohydrate. To help individuals manage their intake of simple sugars and control their calories, many more recipes and suggestions for use are available on our Recipes page.

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