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What is Truvia?

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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.

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What is Truvia?
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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.

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