White to light yellow powder, odourless or having a slight characteristic odour. About 200 - 300 times sweeter than sucrose. Extracted from the stevia plant (Stevia rebaudiana Berton).

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Sweetener - A substance which imparts a sweet taste to food for fewer kilojoules than sugar

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Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Steviol glycosides
European Union
Approved Steviol glycosides
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Steviol glycosides
Bulgaria
Approved Steviol glycoside
Australia
Approved Steviol glycosides
New Zealand
Approved Steviol glycosides
Austria
Approved Steviol glycoside
Canada
Approved Steviol glycosides
Philippines
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Belgium
Approved Steviol glycoside
Cyprus
Approved Steviol glycoside
Czech Republic
Approved Steviol glycoside
Denmark
Approved Steviol glycoside
Estonia
Approved Steviol glycoside
Finland
Approved Steviol glycoside
France
Approved Steviol glycoside
Germany
Approved Steviol glycoside
Greece
Approved Steviol glycoside
Hungary
Approved Steviol glycoside
Ireland
Approved Steviol glycoside
Italy
Approved Steviol glycoside
Latvia
Approved Steviol glycoside
Lithuania
Approved Steviol glycoside
Luxembourg
Approved Steviol glycoside
Malta
Approved Steviol glycoside
Netherlands
Approved Steviol glycoside
Poland
Approved Steviol glycoside
Portugal
Approved Steviol glycoside
Romania
Approved Steviol glycoside
Slovakia
Approved Steviol glycoside
Slovenia
Approved Steviol glycoside
Spain
Approved Steviol glycoside
Sweden
Approved Steviol glycoside
United Kingdom
Approved Steviol glycoside

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Derived from plant products - yes

E960 - Steviol glycosides:

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Stevioside and rebaudioside A
Stevioside

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)
UK Food Guide
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Wikipedia

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

  • CAS Number: 57817-89-7
  • EINECS Number: 260-975-5

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