Rebiana

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Not to be confused with Rebiana, Libya.

Rebiana is the trade name for high-purity rebaudioside A, a steviol glycoside that is 200 times as sweet as sugar.[1] It is derived from stevia leaves by steeping them in water and purifying the resultant extract to obtain the rebaudioside A.[1] The Coca-Cola Company filed patents on rebiana, and in 2007 it licensed the rights to the patents for food products to Cargill; Coca-Cola retained the exclusive rights to use the patents for beverage products.[2] Truvia and PureVia are each made from rebiana and were each recognized as GRAS food ingredients by the US FDA in 2008.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Prakash I, Dubois GE, Clos JF, Wilkens KL, Fosdick LE (July 2008). "Development of rebiana, a natural, non-caloric sweetener". Food Chem. Toxicol. 46 Suppl 7: S75–82. doi:10.1016/j.fct.2008.05.004. PMID 18554769. 
  2. ^ Geller, Martinne (31 May 2017). "Coke, Cargill team up on new sweetener". Reuters. 
  3. ^ "F.D.A. Approves 2 New Sweeteners". Associated Press via The New York Times. 17 December 2008.