FAQ

Canderel Sweetness from a Leaf and Stevia

What has happened to Canderel Green?
The Canderel range has been redesigned and the Stevia product is now called ‘Canderel Sweetness from a Leaf’. The granules product remains the same, however the tablets formulation has been developed to deliver a new improved taste.
Is Canderel Sweetness from a Leaf (Stevia) suitable for diabetics?
Canderel Sweetness from a Leaf (Stevia) is suitable for diabetics. Consumption of Reb A ( the stevia extract used in the formulation) does not affect blood glucose levels nor does it interfere with insulin. Canderel Sweetness from a Leaf helps normalize diabetics' diets, offering them greater variety and flexibility in budgeting their total carbohydrate intake and allowing them to satisfy their taste for sweetness without affecting blood sugar or insulin levels.
Is Canderel suitable for children?
All products in the Canderel range are suitable and safe for children and infants, however we do not particularly recommend Canderel for infants or very young children (up to the age of three years old). This does not mean that they should never consume foods or drinks made with Canderel; it simply means that growing children need carbohydrates, including sugar, for healthy growth and development. For children with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, Canderel can be helpful. It allows these children to enjoy sweet things and still maintain their prescribed diet.
Can pregnant women use Canderel?
All Canderel products can all be safely consumed by pregnant women in their diets. However we also remind pregnant women that they need adequate calories to nourish the fetus and should consult with a physician or registered dietician about their nutritional needs to follow dietary recommendations given by their doctor.
Can nursing mothers use Canderel?
Yes, all Canderel products can all be safely consumed by nursing mothers, but we also remind women that they need adequate calories to nourish the infant and should consult with a physician or registered dietician about their nutritional needs to follow dietary recommendations given by their doctor.
Is Canderel certified kosher?
Yes, all Canderel products are certified Kosher.
Is Canderel suitable for vegetarians?
Yes, all Canderel products are suitable for vegetarians, however Canderel tablets are not suitable for vegans as the ingredients include Lactose from milk.
How can you manage your weight better with Canderel?
Replacing sugar with a low calorie sweetener can prove extremely useful in helping to maintain a healthy weight. Sweeteners contain very few calories and because they are very sweet, only a tiny amount provides the same sweetness as sugar. Low calorie sweeteners, such as those in Canderel, are available in tablet and granulated forms, making them a highly versatile alternative to sugar. They can be used in cooking, sprinkled on cereals, desserts and fruit, as well as in hot drinks. Canderel has zero calories per tablet, and less than 2 calories per teaspoon, whereas a teaspoon of sugar contains 20 calories.
Is Aspartame safe?
Yes. Aspartame is made from two amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. When we consume foods or drinks containing Aspartame the sweetener is broken down to its component parts, which are treated in exactly the same way as if they had come from meat, milk or vegetables. Aspartame brings nothing new to the diet. Its safety has been re-confirmed many times by European Food safety Authority (EFSA).
What is the Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) set for Aspartame?
The ADI set for Aspartame by the Food and Agriculture Organization/World Health Organization (FAO/WHO) Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives, is 40 mg/kg of body weight per day.
For an adult weighing 70 kg can safety consume 184 Canderel original tablets a day for the whole life.
Why can I no longer find Canderel Vanilla?
Unfortunately Canderel Vanilla is no longer available in the UK.
What is Canderel Sweetness from a Leaf (Stevia)?
Canderel Sweetness from a Leaf is a low calorie alternative to sugar that's made using extracts of the Stevia plant. It is an additional range to the Canderel brand with a great new taste. Canderel Sweetness from a Leaf is available in tablet format and also in a granular formula, perfect to add the sweet flavour of the Stevia leaf to hot drinks and everyday dishes.
How is Canderel Sweetness from a Leaf different from the other Canderel products?
Canderel Sweetness from a leaf (Stevia) has already attracted lots of new users, many of them sugar users who are looking for a new alternative to sugar made from a natural origin but low in calories. The difference between this and other Canderel products is that Canderel Sweetness from a Leaf is made with ingredients of natural origin from the Stevia leaf extract compared to other Canderel products which are made with artificial sweeteners Sucralose and Aspartame.
Why is Canderel now offering a Stevia product?
Canderel is committed to bringing the best tasting and most choice of low calorie sweetener products to its consumers. Canderel are therefore expanding their portfolio with a Stevia product to offer a wider variety of products to suit the varied tastes and choices of its consumers.
What is Stevia?
Stevia Rebaudiana is a herb in the Chrysanthemum family which originally grew wild as a small shrub in parts of Paraguay and Brazil. It has been used for centuries as a sweetener in South America. Several natural substances can be derived from the Stevia plant; one of these is Reb A the sweetest natural component of the Stevia leaf, which is used to make Canderel sweetness from a leaf
What is Rebaudioside A?
Rebaudioside A, or Reb A as it is commonly known, is the sweetest of all the natural compounds in the Stevia leaf. After the leaves have been dried and milled they are steeped in fresh water, in a method similar to brewing tea, to unlock Reb A. It is then purified further and blended with natural flavors and a carrier, which help give Canderel a clean, sweet taste that closely resembles sugar but without all the calories.
What are Steviol Glycosides?
The sweet tasting components of the Stevia plant are called Steviol Glycosides. Steviol Glycosides can be isolated and purified from the leaves of the Stevia plant and are more than 200 times sweeter than sugar.
What types of food contain Rebaudioside A?
As well as serving as a tabletop sweetener, Reb A is also used to sweeten many food products globally, including teas, soft drinks, juices, yogurt, cereals, and salad dressings.
What is the Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) set for Steviol Glycosides ?
The EU Scientific Committee for Food has set an Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) for Steviol Glycosides, expressed as steviol equivalent, of 4 mg/kg of body weight per day. For an adult weighing 70 kgs can safety consume below amounts everyday for the whole life.
Canderel sweetness from a leaf Tablets: 53 tablets a day
Canderel sweetness from a leaf granular: 76 teaspoons a day
How much Canderel Sweetness from a Leaf granular do I need to use in my recipes?
There are two ways of measuring the amount of Canderel Sweetness from a Leaf granular required in recipes. Canderel granular measures and sweetens spoon for spoon like sugar, or you can divide the amount of sugar required in a recipe by 10 e.g. 100g sugar = 10g Canderel Granular. For tried and tested results, use the recipes specially developed for each of the Canderel products available in the Canderel Kitchen.
How is Canderel Sweetness from a Leaf digested by the body?
The Ingredients in Canderel Sweetness from a Leaf are metabolised by the body just like other foods.
It’s Reb A extract is naturally calorie free because it is not absorbed by the body and therefore has no nutritional value. Naturally sweet, no calories and no carbohydrates, Stevia extracts can be used to sweeten hot drinks, dairy products and fruit salads. It's a great alternative for avoiding the calories of sugar while delivering indulgence and sweet taste from nature.
How do I use Canderel Sweetness from a Leaf?
Use Canderel Sweetness from a Leaf as you would use sugar in your everyday foods. It can be used to replace sugar when cooking, sprinkled over cereal, fruit and desserts and in hot drinks. Canderel is not recommended for making jam due to the high boiling temperature.

Cooking and Baking with Canderel

Can you use Canderel for cooking and baking?
Canderel Ideal For Baking granular is ideal for cooking and baking with superior results at high temperatures andcan be used spoon for spoon in place of sugar in many of your favourite dishes. Remember if weighing out, divide the sugar quantity by 10. Use it for cakes, cookies, muffins, pies and pastries, brownies and cheesecake. It can also be used in frostings, icing, glazes, bakery fillings and toppings. You can also use Canderel granular in savoury dishes that sometimes need a little sweetness, why not visit the for delicious recipe ideas?
Where can I find recipes from Canderel?
You can find hundreds of delicious recipes inside the Canderel Kitchen.
How much Canderel granular do I need to use in my recipes?
There are two ways of measuring the amount of Canderel granular required. Allgranular products measure and sweeten spoon for spoon like sugar or you can divide the amount of sugar required in a recipe by 10 e.g. 100g sugar = 10g Canderel granular. This conversion is the same for Canderel Original, Canderel Ideal For Baking and Canderel – Sweetness from a Leaf (Stevia) For tried and tested results, use the recipes specially developed for the Canderel range in the Canderel Kitchen.
Do cooking times vary when substituting sugar with Canderel granular?
Usually recipes made with Canderel granular require a shorter cooking time, especially cakes. Remember to look for visual signs that your recipe is done. The look and feel of your recipe is the best indicator.
Can I still use the original Canderel range for cooking?
Yes, Canderel is great for cooking and perfect to create delicious quick and easy recipes. Visit the Canderel Kitchen for delicious recipe ideas.

Other Canderel Questions

Why have there been changes made to packaging for Canderel?
The Canderel range has been redesigned and therefore you might notice a difference with some of the images and product descriptors. Each of the products still provide the same great taste!
Why has some of the information on the packaging changed?
The Canderel packaging has been updated to accommodate new EU packaging regulations and fully complies with the latest guidance.