Clean Lean Protein is naturally sweetened with a fruit protein derived from a West African plant called the katemfe fruit (African serendipity berry). The protein is known as thaumatin. Thaumatin is a protein, but it is classified as a natural sweetener. It is digested in your body just like any other protein. Clean Lean Protein is free of stevia and stevia extract. However, please note our Kids Good Stuff line does contain stevia extract.
The process of adding thaumatin (katemfe fruit extract) to protein products is by an initial extraction of thaumatin in a liquid form. To use it as a dry powder, it is sprayed onto a starch carrier and dried for use in blending with the pea protein powder.