What is stevia?

A native plant of Paraguay, stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) is part of the Asteraceae family, or the same family as daisies. In this South American country, the Guarani natives have traditionally grown, harvested and used the leaves of this plant for hundreds of years to naturally sweeten their food and herbal teas.

Why use stevia extract in yogurt?

Stevia extract is a calorie-free sweetener from 100% natural origin. It’s 200 to 300* times sweeter than white sugar. When used in very small quantities, stevia extract can replace some of the sugar generally used in food products.

  • 100% natural origin
  • Calorie-free
  • Sweet taste

Where does stevia extract come from?

  1. First the leaves of the stevia plant are harvested
  2. Then they’re dried
  3. Next, the stevia is infused in a process that is similar to steeping tea
  4. The infusion is filtered to extract the sweet compounds
  5. This produces stevia extract, a sweetener from 100% natural origin

Stevia: Past and present

  1. Going back
    a few centuries

    The Guarani Indians of Paraguay began the tradition of growing, harvesting and using the leaves of this plant to naturally sweeten their food and herbal teas. These South American people called the leaves of the stevia plant "Ka’a he’e," which means "sweet herb."

  2. 1887

    Dr. Moisés Santiago Bertoni is credited with discovering the stevia plant. He uncovered its sweet properties and lends his name to the plant's scientific designation: Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni.

  3. 1970-2009

    Stevia extract is approved in Japan in 1970, in United States in 2008 and in France in 2009. Stevia extract is since used to sweeten different consumer products.

  4. 2012

    Stevia extract is approved by Health Canada as a sweetener from 100% natural origin for food products.

  5. 2013

    IÖGO launches IÖGO 0% with stevia extract, a fat-free yogurt that contains a sweetener from 100% natural origin and cane sugar.

Which iögo products contain stevia extract?

Here is iögo 0% with stevia extract, a fat-free yogurt, without any gelatine, artificial colours or flavours. Try it in our 7 delicious flavours : raspberry, vanilla, strawberry, pear, cherry, blueberry and mango-passion fruit.

Fat-free yogurts with stevia extract and cane sugar.

  • Raspberry (STEVIA)
  • Blueberry (STEVIA)
  • Vanilla (STEVIA)
  • Mango -
    Passion Fruit (STEVIA)
  • Pear (STEVIA)
  • Strawberry (STEVIA)
  • Cherry (STEVIA)
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