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stevioside

A glycoside present in sweet herb (Stevia rebaudiana), a plant native to South America; it is 300-fold sweeter than granulated sugar, which is of interest to diabetologists as it reduces blood sugar.
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It contains less sugar and calories owing to the use of a sweetener of natural origin, Steviol Glycoside.
When high purity stevia extracts first came on the market, they contained primarily Reb A -- the most abundant steviol glycoside in the stevia leaf.
The concentration of stevioside in the leaves increases when the plants are grown under long day conditions where the vegetative period is longer and steviol glycoside yields are higher [24, 25].
2008) and thus, studies carried out with steviol glycoside are relevant to both.
Chronic consumption of rebaudioside A, a steviol glycoside, in men and women with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Peculiarities of diterpenoid steviol glycoside production in in vitro cultures of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni.
There is also data in literature about steviol glycoside derivatives that show gibberellins-like activity [3].
If Evolva decides not to exercise this option it will receive royalty payments from global sales of the co-developed steviol glycoside products; these royalties will scale from mid-single digit to low double-digit percentages as a function of sales volume and other parameters.
Sweet steviol glycoside molecules are present in the leaves of the stevia plant at concentrations ranging from 12-20% w/w d.
EFSA's positive scientific opinion on steviol glycoside is also in line with that of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Commitee on Food Additives (JECFA) as well as with a recent non-objection letter from the FDA in the US, in that it is approving stevia extracts with no less than 95% purity of steviol glycosides.
Rebiana (see EN's April 2009 coverage) is the common name for an extract of rebaudi-oside A, a sweet steviol glycoside found in leaves from the stevia plant.