I recently discovered that there are quite a few brands of Stevia that are actually mixtures of Stevia and other sweeteners including some that are mixed with sugar. This false marketing of stevia was shocking to me.
Stevia in the Raw is mostly maltodextrin and Truvía is stevia combined with erythritol. Both maltodextrin and erythritol are as bad or worse than sugar.
Here’s an article with much more info about the false marketing of stevia: https://www.truthinadvertising.org/extra-ingredients-natural-stevia-product/
It’s deceiving so beware. If you search on line you can find some excellent quality stevia. For more complete info on this along with my suggestions, please go to the page on Sugar and Sweeteners. https://www.healthkick.info/sugar-sweeteners/
Thanks for this post. Boy was I surprised finding out about the hidden ingredients. I have Stevia in the Raw and I was very surprised to see Malodextrin as the first ingredient. I’ll check out the Stevia you recommended.
Another sugar substitute, although it has calories, is coconut sugar. It’s supposed to be a healthy alternative to cane sugar. It doesn’t cause the blood sugar spikes as other sugars do.
Thank you Susan! I’m happy the post was helpful!