Stevia extract is a sweetener derived from stevia leaves, a herbal plant. For hundreds of years, the South American natives have been using stevia for making tea, herbal remedies and at beverage sweetener. Although stevia is 200-300 times sweeter than white sugar, it contains only 1/300 of calories in white sugar. It is also more heat resistant and dissolves easily in water, making it an ideal zero-calorie sugar substitute. PappaRich Stevia White Coffee uses the sweetness from stevia as a substitute for most of its sugar content, allowing you to enjoy your favourite coffee without worrying about excess sugar intake.