Truvia Baking Blend reduces the amount of sugar and calories in baked goods, and it is safer for consumption by diabetics. This sugar substitute is a combination of sugar and stevia extract.
The main ingredients in Truvia Baking Blend are erythritol, stevia leaf extract and sugar. Other Truvia products do not contain sugar. In baking, sugar produces chemical reactions that affect the texture, color and moisture level of baked goods. Omitting sugar entirely from a recipe generally produces an undesirable result. Because the Truvia Baking Blend contains sugar, it produces a flavor and texture that is similar to that of traditionally sweetened baked goods, with 75 percent fewer calories than pure sugar.
A half-cup of Truvia Baking Blend is equal to 1 cup of sugar. This amount of Truvia Baking Blend contains about 190 calories, while the same amount of sugar contains about 380 calories. Because Truvia Baking Blend is significantly sweeter than sugar, the baker must adjust the measurements if he is substituting Truvia Baking Blend in a recipe that calls for sugar.
Truvia products are beneficial for people with diabetes or those on reduced-sugar diets because stevia extract has no effect on blood sugar levels. Because of its sugar content, users should consume Truvia Baking Blend in moderation or according to their own dietary needs.