Stevia leaf extract has no nutritional value on its own, yet stevia leaf extract can still play a role in a healthy balanced diet by providing sweetness with zero calories.
Stevia leaf extract is a zero-calorie sweetener that is an alternative to sugar and does not raise blood glucose levels—a concern for people with diabetes. Table 2 below lists the complete nutrition facts for stevia leaf extract. While providing 0 calories per serving, stevia leaf extract also has an estimated glycemic load of 0.
Stevia leaf extract is 200-350 times as sweet as sugar. As a result, the average serving per packet of a stevia-based sweetener contains less than 0.1g of stevia leaf extract per serving to provide the same sweetness level as sugar.
Table 2. Stevia Leaf Extract Nutrition Facts (based on USDA national nutrition database for standard reference release 28)
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See more stevia nutrition information from the USDA here.