What is Equal® Naturals Zero Calorie Sweetener?

Equal® Naturals is a great-tasting zero calorie sweetener made with Stevia Leaf Extract and Erythritol. You get the great sweet taste you love from Equal®, but now in a Stevia offering. Equal® Naturals has zero calories, no artificial ingredients, no artificial flavors and no added colors.

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What are the ingredients in Equal® Naturals Zero Calorie Sweetener?

The ingredients in Equal® Naturals are Erythritol, Stevia Leaf Extract and Natural Flavors.

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What is the sweetening ingredient in Equal® Naturals Zero Calorie Sweetener?

The main sweetening ingredient in Equal® Naturals Zero Calorie Sweetener is stevia leaf extract. It is blended with erythritol and natural flavors.

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What is stevia leaf extract?

Stevia leaf extract, a high purity extract from the stevia plant, is a great-tasting, zero calorie sweetener that is more than 200 times sweeter than sugar. Stevia leaf extract is obtained by steeping stevia leaves in hot water to extract the sweet parts of the leaf and then processing to separate, purify and filter the [...]

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Has stevia leaf extract been approved by the FDA or is stevia leaf extract safe for consumption?

Yes. Scientific research and a long history of safe use show that stevia leaf extract can be safely consumed. Beginning in 2008 in the U.S., stevia leaf extracts have been given Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status. The FDA has reviewed the published research, listened to expert opinions and, based on the evidence, has no [...]

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Are the ingredients in Equal® Naturals Zero Calorie Sweetener organic?

No, the ingredients in Equal® Naturals are not organic. However, they are produced without bioengineering (non-GMO).

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What is erythritol and why is it an ingredient in Equal® Naturals Zero Calorie Sweetener?

The processed erythritol used in Equal® Naturals is obtained through a fermentation process without bioengineering and is similar to the erythritol that occurs naturally in fruits such as pears, melons and grapes, as well as foods such as mushrooms and fermentation-derived foods such as wine, soy sauce and cheese. Its caloric value of zero calories [...]

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Is erythritol safe for consumption?

The FDA has given erythritol GRAS status (Generally Recognized as Safe).

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Does erythritol cause gastrointestinal distress?

Erythritol is generally very well tolerated and does not cause the gastrointestinal distress associated with other sugar alcohols.

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What is your natural standard referred to on Equal® Naturals Zero packaging?

More information on our natural standard can be found at www.equal.com/products/equal-naturals.

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