Truvia is the brand name of a sweetener made primarily from the leaves of a stevia plant. Truvia Natural Sweetener is a zero-calorie sugar substitute. Truvia Baking Blend and Truvia Brown Sugar Blend are reduced calorie sweeteners used for cooking and baking.
Truvia Natural Sweetener is made from stevia leaf extract and erythritol, a natural sweetener. It is available in single-serving packets and in a spoonable jar. The Baking and Brown Sugar Blends contain sugar as well as erythritol and stevia leaf extract. Both have 75 percent fewer calories than sugar.
Stevia is a member of the chrysanthemum family that is native to South America. Today it is grown primarily in China. Stevia leaf extract is more than 200 times sweeter than sugar.