This book discusses critical findings about the significance of Stevia rebaudiana, a natural calorie free sweetener and ways to incorporate it in our diet. Stevia is a plant used in the food industry as a sweetener but empirically used for the treatment of diabetes. Scientific literature has reported anticariogenic, antineoplastic, antihypertensive, anti-inflammatory and anti-hyperglycemic effects. It is important to people in developed countries, and designed for product developers, nutritionists, dieticians, and regulatory agencies. This book explores a range of topics related to this plant and their components as stevioside, rebaudiose, dulcoside, etc. The chapters in this volume provide a survey of chemical composition, functional properties, the impact on human health, but also the opportunities for Stevia as ingredient to be incorporated into foods for the benefit of consumers.
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc ISBN: 9781634633352 Number of pages: 122 Weight: 404 g Dimensions: 230 x 155 mm
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