Stevia Nutra Corporation (OTCQB: STNT)– (The Company)
, an Agro-Management company focused on stevia agronomics, is pleased to report that independent test results on its stevia leaf has confirmed a high level of Reb ‘A’ and total steviol glycosides (TSG).
Stevia Nutra Corp. is very pleased to inform that stevia leaf samples from its initial harvest have been tested at the Institute of Botany, a division of The Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, with test results yielding very high levels of Reb ‘A’ and TSG. This represents the first testing of the Company’s leaf since its Stevia Propagation Center (SPC), located in Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia, was established in 2012. These positive results validate the Company's plan to drive revenue streams through rapid expansion and production of high quality stevia leaves to satisfy growing demand.
Stevia Nutra’s Chief Agronomist, Dr. Ahmed El Sheikh, noted that,
“Cultivation conditions in Cambodia combined with our choice of seed variety and the protocols we initiated have proven to be very effective. With this confirmation of leaf quality we can continue our planned plantation expansion with confidence.”
“I am extremely encouraged with this test result,”
noted Stevia Nutra’s President, Brian Dicks.
“The combined efforts of Dr. El Sheikh and his team on the ground in Cambodia along with our local partner, Ecologica Co. Ltd., have resulted in our establishing a high grade, commercially viable, stevia plant.”
Dicks went on to say
, “Management will now move forward with its plans to secure and develop additional acreage and ramp up production to meet increasing global demand.”
Dr. Hilary Rodrigues, CEO, commented,
“This is indeed excellent news. With confirmation of our high quality leaf we can expect a high value harvest. With demand rising and approval of stevia for use as an ingredient in more and more food and beverage products expanding, Stevia Nutra is positioning itself to carve out a piece of the over $50 billion sweetener market as a significant producer in the stevia sector.”
Stevia Nutra is an Agro-Management company focused on stevia agronomics which includes plant breeding, proprietary agricultural practices and post-harvest techniques. Stevia Nutra intends to invest heavily in R&D and IP acquisition and manage large-scale plantations for the production of high value stevia products.