What are steviol glycosides?

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Unless you want to chew on leaves, stevia needs to have its sweetness extracted from it. The sweet tasting components of the stevia plant which are extracted from the plant are called steviol glycosides. Steviol glycosides can be isolated and purified from the leaves of the stevia plant and can be up to 400 times sweeter than sucrose. Each steviol glycoside has a particular taste profile and sweetness intensity.