Frequently Asked Questions 

Pure Stevia Powder Q & A's

Is your stevia organic?

Yes, we certify our stevia to be organic and of the higest quality.Absolutely no pesticides, chemicals, or foreign substance is used on these plants. In addition, we certify our stevia powder is non-gmo.

How is your stevia powder extracted from the leaves?

We gently soak the leaves in water and alcohol to extract the best flavors of the sweet leaf. Tests have been done to prove that adding alcohol to the water (during the soaking process) extracts the best flavor without adding the bitterness. This is why we do not use water only. Furthermore, after many rinses, there is no alcohol residual left on the powder. You are left with only the cleanest tasting, non-bitter stevia available!

Does this powder come with a measuring spoon?

Yes. Every powder comes with a very small smidgen scoop (1/32 teaspoon). This scoop is equal to the sweetness of 1 ts of white sugar.

Why is stevia powder white and not green?

This is a great question and one I used to ask myself since stevia is made from the green leaves. 

There are green stevia powders out there. These consist of dried stevia leaves that are pulverized, require about 200 times more to sweeten than pure concentrated stevia. Green stevia leaves will impart a fresh cut grass flavor. Not what most people want....ha ha.
Our pure stevia powder is naturally extracted with 37 step alcohol & water soaking process. This formula (as opposed to water alone) extracts the sweetest part of the sweet leaf. During this soaking process the green chlorophyll in the leaves will be lost. Thus you are left with a white powder.

On a side note, after all the rinsing is complete, there is no alcohol left in the stevia. This is the most natural way of extracting the best tasting stevia from the leaf.
If you are looking for a delicious tasting stevia powder, with absolutely no bad effects or harmful ingredients, then we suggest Stevia Select. 

How many servings does the 1 oz. powder contain?

A 1 oz. bottle of pure stevia has 700+ servings. A serving is a smidgen scoop of 1/32 teaspoon which equals sweetness of 1 ts. of white sugar.

What percentage of Reb-A is your stevia powder?

With lots of media hype about Reb-A 98% or higher being the best, Stevia Select offers a different perspective. New research has shown that any stevia Reb-A over 70% is highly processed and can be unhealthy. Stevia Select premium powder has a minimum of 60% Reb-A. However, we have a truly unique formula that includes Reb-C. There are 4 glycosides in a stevia leaf and Reb-C is the most sought after and rarest element. Its taste is so pure and sweet, with absolutely no-bitterness. Our stevia formula is a rare combination of Reb-A and Reb-C.

Does Stevia Select add fillers to their stevia?

Our stevia is 100% pure guaranteed. We have nothing added. No fillers or additives!

Does your powder stevia contain any sugar alcohols like erythritol, xylitol, or maltodextrin?

No. This is only pure stevia extracts with no other ingredients.

How much stevia powder do I need compared to white sugar?

A Smidgen scoop is included with every stevia purchase. This tiny spoon is exactly 1/32 of a teaspoon. 1 Smidgen equals the sweetness of 1 teaspoon sugar.

For larger measurement equivalencies, use the following:

1/4 ts stevia = 1/4 C sugar

1/2 ts stevia = 1/2  C sugar

*See images for measurement equivalent chart. You will also receive an email, after purchase, with this information.

Where is your stevia powder grown & harvested?

Like 99% of stevia available, our stevia is grown in China. We have many trusted agencies, from different countries, that make sure quality standards are being met to uphold our certifications that enable us to boldly state: USDA Organic & Non-GMO. Stevia Select is known for it's high standards.

Is this product good for both hot and iced beverages?

Stevia Select powder dissolves faster/easier in hot or warm water. If you have an iced drink, stir in the stevia before adding ice. If this is not possible, you can still mix it in icy drinks by crushing the powder against the glass with back of spoon. This helps dissolve the stevia that tends to clump together in cold.

*Note: stevia powder will dissolve best when sprinkled lightly over the surface versus dumping a smidgen scoop in one area.

Can I use powder in place of liquid stevia?

You can - just remember it’s very concentrated. It comes with a smidgeon measure spoon which 1 smidgeon is 1/32 of a teaspoon but that amount of the powder is equal to 1 teaspoon of sugar.

Can you bake cakes and cookies with stevia powder? Or does the lack of "bulk" mess with the final reults?

Yes, you can definitely bake cakes, cookies, or anything else you desire! Stevia is heat stable up to 400 degrees. Find our conversion chart here. With that said, the lack of "bulk" does affect the texture/integrity of many baked desserts. For this reason, we strongly recommend Stevia Select Baking Blend that measures cup-for-cup like sugar.

Some desserts that don't need "bulk" are :no-bake cookies, pancakes or waffles, cheesecakes, and pie filling or crusts. See our for more baking ideas.

Is this a powder or crystal form?

A fine, white powder.

Does this taste like regular sugar?

Taste is dependent on preference but most customers tell us this is a great tasting natural sugar substitute. With that said,

it is not as "lusciously" sugary-sweet as sugar

What percentage of Reb-A is the stevia powder?

Stevia Select pure stevia is a proprietary blend of Reb-A & Reb-C. Reb-A is the most talked about and publicized but Reb-C is actually the best tasting, rarest to come by, and most expensive part of the stevia leaf. Our research has shown that Reb-A extracted at higher than 70% is so refined and processed it is possibly unhealthy. This is why we choose a Reb-A content with a minimum of 60%. Keep in mind that the Reb-C is very concentrated and makes our stevia unique with exceptional taste. You may need to use a tiny bit more, but its worth it for the quality of taste you'll get.

Stevia Flavor Q & A's

How do you make the extracts for your stevia flavors?

We never add color, artificial or natural, to any of our stevia flavors. Any color seen is naturally occurring from the real extracts used. For instance, raspberry has a slightly pinkish hue and vanilla is tan from the vanilla bean extracts.

Why are some flavors clear? For instance, Root Beer & Raspberry typically have color.

We never add color, artificial or natural, to any of our stevia flavors. Any color seen is naturally occurring from the real extracts used. For instance, raspberry has a slightly pinkish hue and vanilla is tan from the vanilla bean extracts.

How many servings are in a 2 oz. liquid stevia flavor?

Each 2 oz. flavor has 500 servings. A serving is 5 drops. On average, most people use at least 15 drops per cup of coffee (for instance). In this scenario, a bottle would have 125 servings. A little goes a long way!

Does your stevia require refrigeration?

Stevia Select stevia flavors have a shelf life of 3 years. Do not keep in direct sunlight or store in excessive heat. This will diminish the taste.

Our stevia natural liquid sweetener does not require refrigeration. However, follow the same guidelines as the stevia flavors.

The shelf life of Stevia Select pure organic stevia is 10 years. However, we have known this to keep fresh for even longer when stored in an airtight container. It does not spoil or go bad. **If you live in humid moist locations, it is especially important to keep the lid/cntainer closed anytime you are not using the stevia. Mold can grow on the stevia if kept open and exposed to moisture.

What Is potassium Sorbate and why do you add it to your flavors?

Potassium Sorbate prevents bacterial and fungal growth in liquids. Research shows it’s considered harmless in moderation. This means no more than 25mg per 2.21 lbs or 1kg of body weight. For a person of average weight (154lbs or 70kg), this would be around 1750mg per day. Stevia Select liquids contain less than 2% potassium Sorbate. This safe preserving ingredient keeps are products good for consumption up to 3 years, without refrigeration, making it the perfect travel companion.

General Q & A's For Powder & Flavors

Where is your conversion chart?

Learn how to sweeten any baked goods or desserts with our convenient conversion chart here. You can also find the image on any product page, in the image area.

Are Stevia Select products certified gluten free?

No. All of our stevia is gluten free and void of any gluten, but we do not carry a certification. In addition, our manufacturing facility and equipment, is thoroughly cleaned after every production to avoid any cross-contamination from other products.

Does this stevia have a shelf life or an expiration date?

Our stevia powder and flavors have an expiration date of 3 years. You will find it stamped on each bottle or bag.

Stevia powder is similar to dried spices and will last almost indefinitely if stored correctly in a closed container. However, for maximum freshness, we do recommend consuming the powder within a 3 year span.

How Can I get an entry in the Monthly Stevia Giveaway on Instagram?

  To qualify for the IG giveaway, simply do the following :

Share a pic of your stevia product (receive 1 entry),post a pic of a selfie w/your stevia (receives 3 entries)share a video of you with your stevia or a video of how you use your stevia (receives 5 entries) Tag @steviaselect & include #sayno2bitter.

Your profile must be public. Thats it!

I live in Canada. Where Can I purchase Stevia Select?

We offer our premium Stevia Select products on Amazon Canada. Please use this convenient link to SHOP now! Shop

I am a diabetic....will stevia raise my glycemic levels?

Stevia will not raise blood glucose levels and is considered safe for diabetics. However on rare occasions, some studies have shown that consuming stevia may lower blood glucose levels and this should be taken into consideration. Please monitor your stats accordingly

Is your stevia Vegan?

All Stevia Select products are purely plant based & plant derived. They are Vegan.

Is your stevia Kosher.