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funkymuse
Tuesday, December 16, 2008, 2:29am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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http://truvia.com/

The only thing I'm concerned about is the ingredient "Natural Flavors."

Maybe I'll write to the company.
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funkymuse,

They talk it up well, but I don't remember why I don't like sugar alcohols...  

MSG can be listed in the ingredient list as Natural flavors...


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Yah, I wrote to them and ask.
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it's stevia, apparently...  there are some good ones...I like NuStevia.
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Quoted from jayneeo
it's stevia, apparently...  there are some good ones...I like NuStevia.


No it's beyond Stevia.  I know there is stevia in the Truvia.  What I don't know is what 'natural flavors' means which is an additional ingredient besides stevia that is listed.

So we will see if they write me back!  
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Could Truvia be a brand name???




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Yes I think it definitely is.
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I saw this on TV too.  I too am suspicious about the addition of "Natural Flavors"...it's so vague. Sometimes companies will not disclose what these natural flavors are...please let us know what you find out.  
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If you don't get a written answer, try calling instead. Then you can put them on the spot.  Every company I've ever called about ingredients (which has been many) has been very helpful and honest about their hidden ingredients.  I explain that I want to use their product, but I have food allergies and need to know what it is.  They've all been eager to talk with somebody who's not calling to complain.


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Good idea Ribbit. Thanks for the heads up on how to talk to the corps.


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RE: Truvia Question‏
From:      TruviaCustomerService@pmci.us
Sent:      Wed 12/17/08 8:20 PM

Good Afternoon Cee Cee,

Thank you for your interest in Truvia Natural Sweetener.  Truvia contains a proprietary flavor compounds that come from natural sources.  We can tell you the components are not derived from any of the major food allergens such as: wheat, soy, milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish or shellfish.  Our product is also gluten free and contains no MSG. Please visit our website for more information.

Thank you

Truvia Customer Service

http://www.truvia.com
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Stevia is rebiana & erythritol. They are touting it as stevia but rebiana is derived from stevia and Cargill is not letting the info out how rebiana is exactly distilled from stevia. There are several interesting blogs on this subject-the debate being whether the rebiana is chemically processed or not.
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c**p! Erythritol is made from corn???


Sigh. If only they would add corn to the "big list of food allergens" there wouldn't be so much corn hidden in stuff!

Now I'm wondering if sacharine is actually safer to consume than the truvia I just bought.

Are there any truly safe brands of stevia in convenient little packets I can keep in my purse?


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I buy pure stevia and keep it in a mini m&m tube.  You can find them in any store that has candy.  I keep a small wooden popsicle stick in it to portion.  It has never opened in my bag.  Very convenient for me.  I always have it with me.  Cute container too!


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I was using stevia, but I was feeling weird from it..dizzy...so I like Truvia. It's got less stevia, and it  doesn't have a bitter aftertaste like straight stevia does. Some brands more than others. The least bitter was Sweet Leaf..but I still tasted it.
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c**p! Erythritol is made from corn???


http://www.cornallergens.com/list/corn-allergen-list.php


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c**p! Erythritol is made from corn???

Yes, and, as well, it's GMO corn. I contacted Cargill to ask if (1) the 'natural flavors' ingredient noted in the ingredient profile is a yeast-based flavor enhancer and/or hydrolyzed protein in any form; (2) if the raw stevia material from which Cargill processes the rebaudioside A is sourced from China; and, (3) if there are any GMOs involved in the manufacture of Truvia.

In their reply, intentionally or not, they failed to answer my question about whether the natural flavor is a yeast-based flavor enhancer or hydrolyzed protein in any form, i.e., an MSG-esque material. At any rate, here is their reply about Truvia (I do think it's somewhat safe to presume that "Asia" is their euphemistic way of saying China):

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Thank you for your email. Current and future growing regions for the stevia plants used to deliver stevia leaf extract are from our facilities in Asia.

Rebiana does not come from genetically modified Stevia. The carrier is erythritol which is made by a natural fermentation process that uses corn. The corn that is used may be genetically modified. The erythritol that is used does not contain protein from the corn that was used. The natural flavors are not derived from GM products.

Erythritol is produced by fermentation by strain of yeast that is found in nature. Corn starch which is the main component of the corn kernel is used as the energy source for the yeast. Please continue to visit our website for more information.

Thank you
Truvia(R) Customer Service
http://www.truvia.com

Given the incestuous relationship between Cargill and Monsanto, my instinct is to steer clear of anything either one of them manufactures.

Cargill ... specializing in the production of inexpensively engineered foodstuffs — from genetically modified corn to hormone-fed beef ... because we care.



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Sweet taste takes you out of ketosis.
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There is also Stevia in the Raw. Since I don't currently have it in my house I can't tell  you exactly what's in it, but the name kinda makes you think it is pure...
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In our Packet Product, the pure stevia leaf extract is blended with dextrose, a natural carbohydrate derived from corn, to produce the 100% natural, zero-calorie sweetener we call Stevia InThe Raw.


From the Stevia in the Raw website, so I guess it isn't any better.
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