Stevia is a widely approved natural sweetener derived from the leafy green plant Stevia rebaudiana. Stevia is rapidly gaining market traction because it is a natural, zero-calorie food and beverage sweetener that is suitable for the whole family, including diabetics. Currently, only farm-derived Stevia is available. The Stevia plant is widely grown around the world today. Evolva has succeeded in making the key individual components of the sweetener Stevia via fermentation in yeast, using low-cost plant sugars as starting material. The availability of pure, fermentation-derived Stevia components has several key advantages for food and beverage manufacturers.