Further Development of the Stevia Natural Sweetener Industry

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  • Published: 24 Aug 2012

  • Author(s): Rank, Andrew , Walsh, Kerry B , Reyes, Ria , Gautam, Geeta , Hopkins, Kylie C , Midmore, David J

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Stevia rebaudiana is a potential new crop for Australia. It contains in its leaves intense sweeteners called steviol glycosides. Currently there is no field production of Stevia rebaudiana in Australia and dried steviol glycosides are imported into Australia, mainly from China.
This research provides information on the response of the Stevia rebaudiana L. plant to the growing environment, in terms of yield and steviol glycoside (the sweetener component).
The report is targeted at those who will be involved in the development of a new industry, the production and processing of steviol glycoside from the plant species Stevia rebaudiana.