What does the organic stevia leaf extract in Real Salt Organic Chili Lime Seasoning do?

Stevia leaf extract is a zero-calorie natural sweetener that doesn’t spike blood sugar.

Stevia leaf extract is a natural sweetener that we add to Real Salt Chili Lime Organic Seasoning to give it just a hint of sweetness. We chose stevia leaf extract instead of other natural sweeteners because it's low-carb, zero-calorie, and doesn’t spike blood sugar.

Stevia leaf extract comes from the leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant, which is native to Paraguay and Brazil (although today, most stevia is grown in China). While other sweeteners cause your blood sugar to spike, research shows that stevia keeps blood sugar stable.

We use a type of stevia called rebaudioside A. It’s less bitter (and we think much tastier) than other stevia leaf extracts. It's also one of the most widely studied forms of stevia, which means we have a solid collection of data that shows it's safe and tasty. 

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