Why Stevia?

Consumers worldwide are tempering their love for sugary foods in response to health recommendations to limit calories from added sugars. At the same time, there’s growing interest in recognisable ingredients that are closer to nature.

A natural fit for stevia: Stevia is a plant (specifically, a member of the chrysanthemum family) native to portions of north-eastern Paraguay. The stevia plant contains sweet components called steviol glycosides that are up to 300 times sweeter than sugar. Stevia is a zero calorie natural sweetener.

Stevia-based sweeteners have quickly become the favourite high-intensity sweetener as they have proven to be a useful, heat-stable, zero-calorie ingredient for a wide range of applications.

However, higher usage levels are challenging . Australian Stevia, in partnership with Central Queensland University, are harnessing the unique interactions between the steviol glycosides, opening the door to new innovation.

Sugar Reduction

Enables sugar reduction of 50% and more, even in challenging applications.

Reformulation of foods and beverages to reduce levels of calories and/or sugar without sacrificing taste, appearance, physical and textural attributes, other nutritional and functional properties, while maintaining label friendliness is challenging.

Besides bringing sweetness, sugars also have important nutritive, sensorial, physical and preservative properties.

For Australian Stevia, having a wide portfolio of ingredients is extremely important. It’s all about providing choice to our customers and ultimately, their consumers. Australian Stevia offers stevia sweeteners help food and beverage manufacturers achieve optimal taste and sweetness with reduced caloric value.

As market requirements and consumer preferences change, we are driven to continuously innovate better-tasting, lower-calorie, more sustainable, and/or more cost-effective sweetener options.


Derived from the best tasting components of the stevia leaf, stevia-based sweeteners delivers the recognizable, nature-derived ingredient consumers look for.


Reduces the need for masking agents, while our formulation experts help you meet cost-in-use goals.

Our Offer

Australian Stevia, in conjunction with CQU scientists, are in the process of studying the unique properties of the stevia leaf.

Our broad portfolio of stevia sweeteners, proven formulation expertise and deep market insights translate into your competitive advantage.

A rigorous specification process ensures consistent product quality – regardless of growing season – for your end-products.